Monday, July 1, 2013

How to be more American, Part 1.

The big day is only 3 days away,
and so I present to you
the following series
which will help you be the most American you can.


"Fortunate Son," Creedence Clearwater Revival

It started with the Boston Tea Party,
and it ain't never stopped.
Nothing more American than a good protest song.

And John Fogerty's voice
is the voice of America.


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

The story of America
as the years pass is ever and always
"My ancestor's couldn't;
I can.
And my children will."


"Let America Be American Again," Langston Hughes

"Oh, let America be America again--
The land that never has been yet--
And yet must be--the land where every man is free."

America is as much of a dream
and an ideal
as it is a reality.

And those it has wronged
have been woven into its fabric,
and brightened its hue.

But it's a dream worth holding on to.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Miss American Pie! Can you please include Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud to Be an American," the national anthem of the South.

    momma pie