AN IMMIGRANT’S PRAYER

Although born on foreign shores

In a silent, seaside town—

My goal was soon to cross that sea

A better future to be found.

I crossed the ocean valiantly–

Working my way from shore to shore;

I landed in New York Harbor

Greeting by Lady Liberty’s wide-open door.

Now I know no other homeland

The USA is the place for me—

I pray God’s grandest blessings

Upon this nation founded to be free.

Bless O Lord, all creeds and colors

As they also to America roam;

God please keep on Blessing America–

My Home Sweet Home.

2010 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Grand Prairie, TX.

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Free-lance Author-Writer-Speaker Member Academy of American Poets Member Texas State Teachers Association Member Texas State Historical Society Award-winning free-lance writer
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