I Am Proud to be an American…

I never use my blog for any posting that is not creative related, yet this latest decision by those we have elected to government is disturbing.  We should remember these difficult times during the elections in this country.



“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

These words still have meaning to me.  However, I continue to wonder why “some” people who run America want to destroy her.  I now look upon our “lawmakers” the same way as I do a schoolyard bully, or spoiled children, if they do not get their way the bully will fight to get it, spoiled children will stomp and scream until they get their way.

I am proud to be an American and yet I am ashamed that I have voted for the people that would destroy my country.  I do not have a solution to all of the problems that this country is facing, but I do know that those who can find a solution should do a better job, that is why we voted for them.

Thank you for allowing me to use my poetry blog to voice my frustration with the lawmakers who would place the American people and those who want to become Americans in harm’s way.  America is a wonderful “Country”, unfortunately we have politicians who are acting like bullies and children.

Ann Johnson-Murphree


11 thoughts on “I Am Proud to be an American…

  1. I don’t know all the particulars with what is happening there in America… but can tell you our politicians here in Canada are no better. Large, LARGE majority are in it for themselves and money. NOT the people that elected them in good faith.


    • Yes Jackie, and this is not the America I grew up in; with that being said, the news media puts fear into those who watch and the government and elected officials are out for themselves not the people. Thank you so much for your response, with my blog being on the creative side I suspect it was not a favorable post to many as the “likes” were few. Nonetheless, “likes” are nice but do not comprise all of my intentions for having a blog. I usually try to remember that it is the “writers” of this country that stand up first to defend right or wrong. Have a great weekend and visit often. Ann


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