U.S.A.

July 27, 2015
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


Strip by strip,
the flag is torn
from what I see.

 

Caused by a war
that still goes on
in this world I live.

 

Red,
white,
and blue.

 

Blood for wine,
soaked into the bread
as peace comes.

 

Sacrifice,
innocence,
and depth.

 

Love,
light,
and loyalty.

 

Each strip,
a lash on the back
from a whip.

 

United States of America -
the land I came to
when I was young.

 

The land of freedom,
this country I came
in times of trouble.

 

A beautiful land,
traced with brokenness
and ungratefulness.

 

Do you know, America?
How beyond blessed
you are?

 

You have so many blessings,
but do you truly see
what you have?

 

Are you thankful?
You have so many blessings
and miracles

 

around you
and inside you;
you're blessed,

 

but do you know that?
That you are blessed
and beautiful?

 

I know you're not perfect -
you're traced with darkness
and brokenness.

 

You have so much
ungratefulness,
and you are blinded by it.

 

I will not pretend that you
are perfect and that you
don't have imperfections.

 

I know you aren't
and that you have
imperfections;

 

but I only see you -
beautiful, good,
blessed and free

 

joyful, filled
to the brim fulfilled;
and so much more.

 

I see you,
and only you;
and so much more.
 


The author's comments:

{Written on July 27, 2015}

 

"America. The land I came to when I was young with my mum and brother when we were in times of trouble. A beautiful land that I'm happy to be living in now.
But this poem isn't just about America. It's about others. It's about more.
It's about the people, our people and the people I love and we love. About other places besides America. About more.
More and more."


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on Apr. 26 2016 at 4:26 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I seem to like to space my poems strangely as well, haha; but thank you, again, @guard-girl. :)

on Apr. 25 2016 at 6:13 pm
guard-girl GOLD, Clover, South Carolina
10 articles 11 photos 148 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wow. This is incredible! The spacing was a little strange, but despite that, I loved all of it!




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