Poetry ~ America

where are you
on this independence day
my America

my homeland
divided by red and blue
blind us to your hues

unite us
with the threads of compassion
i have faith in you

to rise up
in a dawn of purple skies
singing with one voice

America!

Monday Musings ~ Founding Fathers

Adams & Jefferson Framed

Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the same day?

July 4, 1826

Amazingly, they each took their last breath on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the

Declaration of Independence.

John Adams, the country’s second president was 90 years old when he uttered his last words, “Jefferson survives.” There was no way for him to know that the country’s third president, Jefferson, 82, had passed away five hours earlier at his home in Monticello.

As we celebrate the 240th anniversary of the birth of this great nation I’d like to think Adams and Jefferson would be proud and astounded at our progress. And lest you think they’d be disappointed in our political discourse – just look back at their respective political campaigns! Can you imagine if they’d had Twitter!

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4th  MY FELLOW AMERICANS!

Happy 4th