AMERICA'S CHILDREN
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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AMERICA'S CHILDREN
Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

America's children
All tiny at heart
Just like America
When she got her start..

America's children
The strong and the frail
Freedom unites them
The dark skin, the pale..

Those unsighted
Those who can't walk
Those which are gifted
And those who can't talk..

Those Native American
The Irish child, too..
The French and the English
The Japanese, Jew...

Some German heritage
Some are from Spain
So many countries
From which we all came...

Put the children together
Different backgrounds and all
Not a whisper of prejudice
>From their lips with fall...

They'll all play together
And live side by side
Grow a stronger America
One with true pride...

To watch them all laughing
Accepting each other
Seeing only the inside
Of their sister and brother..

If one generation
Could be raised in this way
Perhaps ending prejudice
For tomorrow's new day...

America's children
New hope they can bring
In many languages
But with one heart they'll sing...

Cherish the children
Disregarding their race
For each of us add
To America's smiling face....

(c) M. Linda Steffey 1981