America the beautiful
Come one, come all and gather this day
With something of wonder to say,
A treasure of worth held deep in our hearts
Time has never taken away.
The beauty of kinship
United as one, to unfurl our glorious flag
And stand beneath as one heart to beat
Her color, our faith as our stay.
Our future, our children to honor our past
Sealed in shed blood on each page,
To look up to God, reflecting, we stand
In respect, to salute on life's stage.
Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2005
Fill up each hour with what will last;
Buy up the moments as they go;
The life above, when this is past,
Is the ripe fruit of true life below.
Only one life 'twill soon be past,
Only what's done for Christ will last...