By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Long, too long
Long, too long America,
Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn’d from joys and prosperity only,
But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish, advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not,
And now to conceive and show to the world what your children en-masse really are,
(For who except myself has yet conceiv’d what your children en-masse really are?)
Me? I’m not sure who we are. I know what we’ve been taught and I know what I’ve seen in my sixty-five years. I’m not sure old Walt would think he knew either if he had lived to see times like these.
I do know who I am. I’ve known myself for a long time but it’s only been less than a decade that I can say I’ve become comfortable and secure enough to be open in all that I am, all that I believe. Are you? Sooner or later most everyone has to look around and be honest to themselves and then with their actions.