My Shadow

My Shadow with in me is the pain
Pain is all I have
So lonely I am
My shadow is who I am
So shall it be
My shadow is my Soul
Let it be

by Linda Anguiano

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This poem epitomizes the heart of patriotism. Back in the '40's - -the time when I was in school- - we memorized this and it has stayed with me over the years. Our lives were enriched by these words- - -and pride in our country was at its zenith. It is as meaningful today as it was then. Maybe even more so.
A portion of this poem is quoted in the film Groundhog Day