The Melting Pot- A Soup Pot Of Giants

The United States is a vast country of immigrants
Each immigrant adds an ingredient and a flavor
"A melting pot", visualizing a soup pot of giants
Each and every culture has some fine gifts to offer.

Immigration began in 1607 with Jamestown colony
Immigrants arriving called themselves pilgrims here
Where they could practice their own religion freely
Each and every culture has some fine gifts to offer.

Self-reliance of New England in the north and in Boston
Almost for two centuries an economic-cultural centre
And south "southern drawl" the most colorful region
Each and every culture has some fine gifts to offer.

The West, the last frontier, the move Westward impact
To find new opportunity, to live a new life in a way better
The Great Lakes Region, an auto industry stacked in fact
Each and every culture has some fine gifts to offer.


Now shifting toward multiculturalism, not assimilation
The old "melting pot" replaced by "salad bowl" metaphor
Or still new "mosaic" not blending immigrant population
Each and every culture has some fine gifts to offer.

by Dr. Ram Mehta

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