This came out as I was watching the inauguration and lamenting the exodus of friends from Facebook, due to political vitriol.
This is our country.
We live in it,
Even though we are different,
Even though we don’t agree on some fundamental things.
Even though we don’t always trust or respect each other.
Even though we express ourselves differently.
We are America.
Distanced by thoughts and beliefs.
Distanced by income, occupation,
Geography, rural, suburb, urban,
Color, sexual orientation,
We are Americans.
United in patriotism.
United in fear for the future,
United and divided by passion.
United and divided,
We hope to stand.
Tall and proud,
For the good of us all.