America's Song

America's Song

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
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Cowritten by Richard and myself

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Across the land there sings a voice; 
it tells of ways we're not sure of,
 In every song, there lives a choice 
to withhold all, or give with love. 

Tho' sparsely heard, the voice rings low,
 a tiny soul not sure of self, 
he sits alone in his chateau,
 what he would not, trade for his health. 

While struggling to find his breath, 
hard-stricken by dark, unseen foe, 
so little stands 'tween life and death, 
it's not his choice to stay or go.  

A mother's tears anoint her babe, 
as God's grace concurs fate. 
By morning light the fever fades, 
and for this good news we all wait.

 O' blessed be, thank the good Lord, 
let's genuflect and say a prayer, 
that all the world is so adored … 
every innocent's in His care. 

Cherrie Palmer & Richard                 ©2020

© 2020 Cherrie Palmer


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this concern stretches far beyond America
After showing many similar type symptoms, my son and grandson tested negative
scary business

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Days Ago

That is so true, the entire world has been effected
Cherrie, one of the most remarkable poems I've read in the Cafe. This is a much needed read for all Americans, especially now. It reminds me of our history, how we were founded on religious principles of goodness, and how God, if we don't do it willingly, will put us on our knees. Applause for you and Richard. I hope many more read this poem.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Days Ago

Thank you, we are truly in need of God's mercy, guidance and love.
Lovely, reverent collab.
If only more of humanity were truly protective of the innocent.
Their needlessly shed blood cries out for justice!

Posted 1 Month Ago


a beautifully moving collaboration - such a lyrical flow to this one

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

thank you Ana. We really apricate that. :)
this was an unfamiliar voice to me from Mon Cherrie but then I saw it was a collaboration:) I think so very much about the children right now (as I know you (two) do:) wow this is so very well put together I wouldnt of guessed it was you or richard it was a cherichard poem:) we do have some very important choices to make when we start to rebuilding

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie,
It was a pleasure and honorable joy to compose this deeply meaningful poem with you (a rare [for me] cowrite).
You made it so easy to seamlessly blend verse-by-verse from first to last.
I'm so pleased with how we did … a sincere blessing to write with You. : )

Thank you ever-so warmly and true! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

:) welcome back Richard.
It is so good to see you back in action.
And I too enjoye.. read more
Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

Thank you ever-so warmly, Cherrie, for the lovely welcome back! : )
Anytime, just let me know.. read more
Needed and powerful words shared dear Cherrie. Us in the USA need to become one. I believe harder days are coming. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

:) thank you so much, Richard and I really enjoyed putting this together.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You guys did well and you are welcome dear Cherrie.
Very heartfelt words Cherrie and Richard with their promise. I am a little confused though. The words, with mention of fever and breathe seem from today but you have the date 2016. Whichever, they have a universal relevance.
Take care.
Alan

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Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

hello, Alan, and I hope you and your family is doing well, and yes 2016, was just a typo,
A lovely collaboration from gifted poets who blend the
meaning of sequestered in a garden... forgotten by time.
truly, Pat

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Hello Pat :) you sweet thing :) I hope have been doing well, I 've missed visiting with you. I will .. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Cherrie... this seems so appropos... for the times we are enduring... it seems that God's grace.. read more
sounds like one voice which is really what is wanted with a collaboration...And we do need more love and faith during this crisis, rather than finger pointing and spewing hate at others.
We won't beat this thing unless we unite, even in our separation.
Well done you two.
j.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Thank You Jacob, :)
I agree it will take people working together and supporting one another... read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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