America

America is my favorite land.
It’s the best place to be:
From East to West, from North to South,
From sea to shining sea.

I love this land, its rolling plains,
And all its mountains high.
I love its prairies and its swamps.
I’m proud to call it mine.

It’s fun to travel far away,
To Scotland or Japan;
But I still know where it is best.
America is my land.

So, ask where I want to go,
Or where I want to be.
It would be my America,
The land of liberty.

by Philip Doolittle

Comments (1)

Very nice. Someone has voted this poem a six, which is much too low. I have voted it a ten, to make the average eight.