Treasure Island

Patti Masterman


Don't Weep for America


Don't weep for America,
For the world that was-
It was always more an idea
Than a place;
Always more an ideal-
With grace.

Don't weep for America;
It will rise again,
Some other place,
It will all begin:
It was an idea ahead of time,
Earthly heaven by man's design.

Don't weep for America;
Some things must fail,
And be rebuilt
With brand new nails;

Don't weep- keep looking
Around to find
The new America-
Is in your mind.

Submitted: Thursday, August 25, 2011
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