Goodwill Counting

Updated on May 4, 2018

As our statue does so gracefully stand on that golden shore,

Over the years it has stood for liberty, freedom forevermore.

We shall never abandon chosen precepts, in unison, we are,

Having earned the right to choose them, by wars, fought afar.

Always we have abided in faith, to set good examples for all,

Around the world, over oceans and lands, to answer our call.

No mundane or ill-advised rhetoric, poor acts will ever change.

The basis of democracy, foundations strong, not to rearrange.

When those who come in, try to change all our goodwill's intent,

Shall each meet our nation's resistance, for is as heaven sent.

Are built upon the rights of people, basic needs of all mankind,

These are the rules that lead us, the stronger in the will to bind.

Founding fathers graciously saw to this, our futures were at stake,

No one individual will remove our rights, not one difference make.

The glue that holds us all together is formed from the earthen soil,

We were meant to serve as a beacon, earned by our own hard toil.

America will always serve as a light, to show the righteous way,

Everything that we say and is to be done, revered, here to stay.

We all hold the responsibility to make right each harmful wrong,

The constitution spells this so plain, we shall do our duty strong.

We all owe it to our children to always do the courageous thing,

The future will show for all to know, much hope we always bring.

We shall never give in to a life of sin and to others who have lied,

Taking great pride in our roles, our trust, in faith, always to abide.


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      I felt the need to review this heartfelt piece that I have written. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Wonderful poetry.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you ladybluewriter. Many blessings. whonu

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      2 years ago from United States

      You are right on with this writing. I know that all those that need to look at the fiber of these words. We are here to carry on a legacy of hope and positive caring. I stand by your side on this one.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      My thanks to Michael, Louise, and Manatita for your kind words of support. Many blessings to all. whonu

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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem. I particularly like the last verse about owing it to our children to do the courageous thing. Very true.

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      2 years ago from london

      The second part of the poem is a kind of Saviour and induces hope and promise. The first is thought- provoking. Nevertheless the whole poem reads well and spells out an idea.

      The glue that holds America is not from Earth. It is the spirit of all those, chosen by the Divine, to act as beacons for their fellow brother/sisters. It is this Spirit that has made America great and will continue as long as it's values are upheld.

      The Statue of Liberty is one such powerful beacon, an indomitable silent and dauntless soldier to remind us all. God bless America.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your support in this Michael, my friend. Many blessings. whonu

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      2 years ago

      Yes Sir! We should, we ought, we must set a shiny example. Younger generation do copy ALL what they see. Perhaps for that reason the Son of Man said “ let your light shine before men, that they may se your good deeds an praise your Father in heaven.”


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