5/19/2011

1912 - Anthem of the Promised Land




“Only in America
Dreaming in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America”

Except maybe…
The un-"equal," the unemployed,
The homeless, the under-fed,
And anyone whose face is
Black, brown, yellow or red.

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This is my entry for Friday Flash 55, hosted by the inimitable Mr. Knowitall,


17 comments:

  1. welcome to the undercurrent...those left off your list...politicians and heads of business...we work for their freedom...

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  2. This needs to be said, over and over and over while some state boards of education are rewriting American history and while in my state of Kentucky a "historical" group from TN want us to put the Confederate flag on our license plates!

    Regression is ill advised.

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  3. Hot topic Patti - what do we really stand for any more???

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  4. Patti...
    Loved your Commentary!
    Eye opening 55 My Friend.
    1912 was the year I was born!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. Amen. How many white presidents have had to produce their birth certificate to prove they were Americans? (That would be none, and no one ever even asked.) Excellent 55.

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  6. Hear! Hear!

    Have a brilliant weekend.

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  7. Preaching to the converted I fear Patti!

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  8. Discrimination, prejudice, fear and plain old hatefulness are alive and well and keeping many Americans from having a chance.

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  9. Sure, we all get a chance. Just not the same chance.

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  10. Hmm...ain't life a bitch?

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  11. refreshing writing.

    it hits home, love your 55.
    Happy Weekend.

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  12. I just loved your words.. honest, brave n bold!
    Very well written!!

    Hugs xxx

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  13. Hey, my face is brown. Does that mean... wait. Yeah. It means I'm out in the sun havin' too much fun!

    Great 55, Patti.

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