America, the beautiful (365-185)

Image by Robert Couse-Baker via Flickr


At the Crossroads

America’s Soul seems to be bound up and tied


Untie the knot

Let America’s Soul be blessed once again



Wash us thoroughly

Purge us with waves of mercy so we will be cleansed


Let Thy waves of Love and Glory

Wash America’s heart thoroughly from our sins



We prayerfully humble ourselves

Help us turn now from our wicked ways


We seek Thy face

Please hear our prayer and heal our dry land today



Create in us a clean heart

Renew a right spirit within our inner soul

Wash us—

Cleanse us thoroughly

Let Thy tides of time restore America’s Soul once again.

2011 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Member Academy of American Poets


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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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