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AMERICA
by Claude McKay
 
Although she feeds me bread of bitterness,
And sinks into my throat her tiger’s tooth,
Stealing my breath of life, I will confess
I love this cultured hell that tests my youth.
Her vigor flows like tides into my blood,
Giving me strength erect against her hate,
Her bigness sweeps my being like a flood.
Yet, as a rebel fronts a king in state,
I stand within her walls with not a shred
Of terror, malice, not a word of jeer.
Darkly I gaze into the days ahead,
And see her might and granite wonders there,
Beneath the touch of Time’s unerring hand,
Like priceless treasures sinking in the sand.


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THE NEW COLOSSUS
By Emma Lazarus
 
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”


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INDEPENDENCE DAY July 4, 1776
By Anonymous
 
In the pursuit of happiness of life and liberty
Our fathers fought injustice for thirteen colonies
With purest acts of sacrifice and bravery renown
These fifty-seven patriots opposed the British crown
 To plead the merit of our cause as sufferance was told
Hence called: our 'Declaration' that's now two centuries old
While freedom's bell still tolls today to notes of independence
Yet tribute's due for blood that spilled of those men in attendance
 To America was given, an eagle's spirit strong
God did mend her wings and gave her flight... as freedom is her song
No longer sighs of bondage heard, she triumphed o'er her foes
In courage vowed and victory sweet, amid the tempest's woes!


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INDEPENDENCE
by Chris Faith

I think I’ll do something independent
Act like I need no one at all
Just like the founding fathers
Hang up on authority should they call

If they continue to ask for more than I have
Like my resources are a bottomless well
My new flag will be my middle finger
Rose proudly telling them all to go to hell

How much more can I take
And still be happy and don’t misbehave
This morning on the forth of July
I realized the mirror held the face of a slave

It all started with the Indians
Uncle Sam quoted words of peace
Just as soon as they felt a new whim
Their new brothers were now a long forgotten niece

So they sing, “God Bless America”
Their true idol might be much further down
How can I be a patriot
When what the country stands for has totally turned around




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