Happy Fourth of July 2010, folks! To continue our patriotic celebration at JerseySmarts.com, we bring you another poem from our resident poet, Mr. Joseph P. Martino out of Millburn, New Jersey. This time around, Mr. Martino gets as patriotic as the rest of us feel on this amazing holiday. Enjoy!
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Joseph P. Martino
“THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,NO MORE POWERFUL WORDS
WHERE EVER SAID.
A AMERICA CREATED BY GOD AND LATER BY OUR FOUNDING
FATHERS,WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
TODAY THESE SAME AND SHINING PRINCIPLES STILL STAND,
RINGING OUT LOUD AND CLEAR JUST AS THE LIBERTY BELL
DID IN OUR FOUNDERS YESTERYEAR.
TODAY,LADY LIBERTY STANDS EVER VIGILANT IN N.Y. HARBOR, DRESSED IN
HER FLOWING ROBES CROWN AND FLAMING TORCH IN
HAND,….AND UNLIKE OTHER, WHEN IT CAME TO FREEDOM,SHE DID NOT STAND AROUND AND
BURY HER HEAD IN THE SAND. AT THIS VERY MOMENT LIKE A MOTHER SHE
STILL WATCHES OVER US,
BE IT NIGHT OR DAY,FROM TINY LITTLE LIBERTY ISLAND ,IN NEW YORK BAY.
America offers all a refuge and haven to the oppressed and downtrodden masses of the world for, it does not make a difference to this great nation and people if you’re rich, poor, ethnicity, or language that one speaks or continent you’re from, the only thing we ask is your allegiance and love of America as you follow the beam of light that that Lady Liberty shines along the path that leads to her welcoming front door.
Enjoy the rest of today and be safe!