Thursday, December 31, 2015

December 31 -- Molly Neely

I, America (John Fredrick Kensett, Mount Washington)

my hills roll here and there
wavy fields of golden seed
the scent of my breeze is clean
whistling Dixie...
or Yankee Doodle Dandy

my crown covered with snow
glistening and deeply cold
I prepare next year's streams
or perhaps, this years flood

my forest is wild and free
man and nature in sync
a place to forage the flora
or pit strength against the fauna

my wide open spaces are inviting
firm and stable ground
where you can raise a barn
or raise your sheep

my eagle watches over me
a strong and defiant countenance
willing to take any risk
in order to keep you free

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