America

July 5, 2016

Libre
I hear the katydids
The fireworks are over
The middle of the night has come

O beautiful for spacious skies
God bless America
My home sweet home

God mend thy every flaw
Please
We need you now

This election
This time in history
This eternal search for peace

O brotherhood
And sisterhood
You are me across the aisle

No peace without justice
Mercy
Grace

I see you straining
Baring teeth at the bit
Muscles poised for the race

I sing for joy as I imagine the voting booth
One click of the pencil
And it is done

The White House will survive
Nation will correct nation
History
Time

We sing your greatness, o Land of the Free
We honor you in humility