I am an American,
I know the sounds of freedom.
From songs and words of adoration and
to harsh criticism spewn out in anger,
I know every sound and I am free to
listen, to tune out,
to speak up or be silent.
Because I am an American,
I know the sights of freedom.
From the glitter of a holiday parade
to a handmade protester's sign,
I know every sight and I am free to
to ignore, to show myself, or be hidden
Because I am am and American,
I know the feeling of freedom--
the joy, the excitement, the fever, the
the anger, the quiver, the swell, the
thrill, the pride.
Because I am an American'
I have no bounds.
I can soar as high as I have the
strength and the will to soar.
I can create or do nothing.
I can be anything I want to be.
I can be me.
I can be.
I AM AN AMERICAN!
© 1982 by Alice Joyce Davidson
From the book "Because I Love