America, America

America, America
A Poem/song for Our Troops
By Chaotic Ramblings (Alisha Christian)

Hello America, how are you?
Are you getting enough to eat?
Are you safe in your bed at night?
Are you getting enough sleep?

Are you watching your favorite TV shows?
Hanging out with your friends?
Listening to your favorite music?
Grabbing burgers for lunch again?

Did you get to go shopping today?
Take your children to the park?
Are you going to catch your favorite movie this weekend?
Are you scared of the dark?

America, America
Are you really still there?
Did we do something wrong?
To make you stop daring
To make you stop caring
To make you give up on your own?

We shed some tears and keep on going
Cuz we have a job to do
We’re standing on the front lines
Bleeding and dying
Fighting a war for you

Bombs exploded all around me last night
As I lay my head down to sleep
And as I went off to work this morning
I saw people laying dead in the street.

We tried to save a family today
But we didn’t see the bomber in time.
I held that little girl
As she screamed for her Mommy
And tried to shield her eyes

America, America
Are you really still there?
Did we do something wrong?
To make you stop daring
To make you stop caring
To make you give up on your own?

We shed some tears and keep on going
Cuz we have a job to do
We’re standing on the front lines
Bleeding and dying
Fighting a war for you

Last week I watched some TV
And you’ll never guess what I saw.
I saw a man and a woman
Telling the world
That this was all our fault

Now, I don’t know about you
But I shook my head and sighed
I gritted my teeth, said a prayer
And spit to the side

Don’t they know that words can hurt?
That words can win or lose a war?
Has everyone back home forgotten?
Forgotten what we’re fighting for?

America, America
Are you really still there?
Did we do something wrong?
To make you stop daring
To make you stop caring
To make you give up on your own?

We shed some tears and keep on going
Cuz we have a job to do
We’re standing on the front lines
Bleeding and dying
Fighting a war for you

Inspired by this letter at the Gathering of Eagles blog.

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