For Love of My Country

Susan Hauck By Susan Hauck , 4th Dec 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2sk4wu-s/
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This is a poem for my fellow Americans, but also for all those globally that have felt the scourge of terroism and the unimaginable grief of lost loved ones. Unfortunately, I wrote this with deep sadness in my heart. However, it was also a priveledge to write it; a priveledge I hold dear! It is dear because there may come a time when I may not have the right to express my thoughts, either aloud or in prose such as this.

Is This the America I Remember?

Is this the America my forefathers fought for?
The America to which I pledged my allegiance?
First in the classroom, and later as a passionate supporter,
of our military men?
During Desert Storm
I wore a yellow ribbon,
during any time of deployment,
I wore pride in this great nation,
and the soldiers and civilians alike
who hold Her dear.
Is this the America I remember cheering for,
during parades, holidays, parties?
When speaking one's thoughts was a given?
When no one was silenced, and those who were,
there about flocked great controversy?
When being proud of my country, my beliefs, my religion
and saying so was taken for granted?
We took too much for granted!
I watch America now, struggle, stumble,
like a great elephant sinking to Her knees,
eaten alive inside by Her tormentors--
maggots-in-a-foot-wound-turned-deadly--
She stagers from weakness.
She valiantly fights the sepsis.
As America must do now.
And I will proudly stand beside Her and for Her!
Will you?

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America, Love Of Country, Patriotism, Poem On Patriotism, Terrorism

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author avatar Susan Hauck
I have been a freelance writer since 2008. I have a four-year degree in social welfare with expertise in that area. I also write about many different aspects of nature, pets and pet care.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thank you, Mark for your moderation! :-)

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Susan, thank you for sharing such wonderful words. You express yourself quite clearly with your poetry. I love it!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Nancy! You're a doll! :-)

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author avatar Raz Schultz
5th Dec 2015 (#)

How beautiful, Susan! Your poems are so clear and concise, and every word has such meaning. This one is a real ode to America, the land we love, with a touch of sadness for all that is happening to her, while encouraging us to stand by our country and defend her.
Thank you!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Raz, I appreciate your compliments. Although the subject matter was grim, I'm glad you considered it a n ode to America--it is! :-)

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author avatar Retired
5th Dec 2015 (#)

This is both realistic and optimistic. Wish I could master that combo in my writings! GREAT piece!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Sister-o-Mine, but YOU have a way with words that I wish I could master. You said the piece was realistic AND optimistic. That's what I was thinking as I wrote it! :-)

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author avatar Catherine
5th Dec 2015 (#)

This says so many things in one poem. Great share. Thank you so much!!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Catherine. I appreciate your compliment, and so glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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author avatar CityJoe
5th Dec 2015 (#)

If this does not move a person to feel something, then they are a cement head.

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author avatar Retired
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Agreed, Joe!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, City Joe, I had to LOL at your compliment. It was the WAY you said it that made me laugh--a cement head! Yes, there are people that woodpeckers couldn't make a dent in their heads. You don't pull any punches, do ya? Why don't you write for Wiki? You always have something to say!

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author avatar M G Singh
5th Dec 2015 (#)

its a wonderful poem

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thank you, Madan! I'm so glad you liked it. :-)

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author avatar Carol Roach
5th Dec 2015 (#)

great poem

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Carol. So glad you liked it! :-)

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author avatar Ralph
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Jessica has a talented sister! You're the greatest, Susie Q and this is a fantastic poem that a lot of thought went into.

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author avatar Retired
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Yes, you can tell that for sure. She's more talented than me.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Ralph! But Jessica's more talented than me. I guess we have a mutual admiration society going here. Ralph, you're the greatest, too! Write for Wiki! :-)

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author avatar Free American
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Rock on, Susan! This is some deep reflection on the country now versus what it once was. At least that's what it spoke to me. Great job.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks! Yes, I wrote it with deep reflection, and it spoke to you just how I wanted it too!:-)

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author avatar Dan
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Hit the nail on the head Susan in the poem. We need to fight for our freedoms and to bring America back to what it was founded by and for! Good job saying what needs to be said!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Oh, yeah, Dan, we HAVE to fight for our freedoms. So glad you liked my poem/prose! :-)

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author avatar Dan
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Hit the nail on the head Susan in the poem. We need to fight for our freedoms and to bring America back to what it was founded by and for! Good job saying what needs to be said!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Hey, Dan, you commented twice, same words.Are ya smokin' the wacky tobacay?! Just kidding! It's nothing I haven't done! :-)

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Dec 2015 (#)

Ahhh! I meant commenting twice and stuff like that--not smokin' the wacky stuff! My face is red. Oh well, mistakes just prove I'm human like everyone else! :-)

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author avatar Kingwell
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Such great poetry Susan but I sincerely hope there does not come a day when Americans will not be able to speak freely. Many great nations have crumbled from within and though it may happen again let us be prepared, wherever we live to defend our freedom. Blessings.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Kingwell. I, too, hope such a day never comes when our freedoms are completely gone. I believe its already begun, so yes, we have to be prepared to defend our freedom. Blessings to you and yours! :-)

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Lovely work and inspiration Susan you rock!

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author avatar Susan Hauck
7th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Fern, I appreciate it! :-)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Dec 2015 (#)

Heartfelt poem, thanks Susan.

Terrorism is a scourge, cancer, that threatens to devour humanity - it is despotism of few casting a long shadow over our future.

Modern science and technology cannot replace basic humanity to give meaning and hope for our existence. If I lose hope, suffer, become an endless burden to others, I may think of taking my own life but never even think ill of others let alone harm them.

Nature gives everything for free and we can all live in comfort wherever we are, but it boils down to our attitude.

What belief we follow, including nothing, is our choice but then few cannot tolerate others following a different path and that is despotism triumphing over freedom and democracy.

I think every generation fought to pass on a better future but I am not sure whether that chain is getting broken by ours, sadly - siva

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author avatar Susan Hauck
8th Dec 2015 (#)

Thanks, Siva, you are so right about everything! I fervently hope we can pass on a better future for the next generation. It IS sad that we might not be able to do so, but where there's hope....ah, if only all the world could see through your eyes! We might get somewhere then. :-)

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
4th Jun 2016 (#)

Salute to your patriotism...and two thmbs up for this poem.

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author avatar Susan Hauck
5th Jun 2016 (#)

Thanks Saigon, I truly appreciate your comment! :-)

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