This Poem Is From A Colletion Of Christian And Patriotic Poetry
Title: "Thoughts In Verse"
By George A. Wiens

THANK GOD FOR AMERICA


WE SEE IN EVERY NEWSPAPER
THE STORIES OF THE FIGHTS,
THE RIOTS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS
IN THE GUISE OF "CIVIL RIGHTS".

THE STUDENTS ON OUR CAMPUSES
THINK THEY ARE FLYING HIGH
IF THEY CAN BURN THEIR DRAFT CARDS
OR PULL "OLD GLORY" FROM THE SKY.

THEY SAY THAT THEY WANT FREEDOM
TO DO JUST AS THEY PLEASE,
TO IGNORE THE LAWS THAT KEEP THEM
FROM DESTROYING BUILDINGS AND TREES.

WHEN WE LOOK AT OTHER NATIONS
YES, ALL THE WORLD AROUND,
WE SEE FEAR, AND HATE, AND TERROR,
IN EVERY SIGHT AND SOUND.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT
AND WORSHIP AS WE PLEASE,
WHILE THEY MUST HARD REMEMBER
THAT THEY ONCE HAD ALL OF THESE.

THANK GOD, FOR MEN OF COURAGE
WHO FOUGHT, AND BLED, AND DIED
TO GRANT TO YOU THE FREEDOM
THAT THEY HAD BEEN DENIED.

THIS COUNTRY IS FAR FROM PERFECT,
NOR WILL IT EVER BE.
BUT STILL, THANK GOD FOR AMERICA,
THIS LAND SO GREAT AND FREE.