Greatest Country


The greatest country in the world

I would say it with a touch of arrogance

Knowing the freedoms others did not have

Walking in the shoes of those with less

Reminded me how greatly blessed

This land that I call home


The greatest country in the world

The beacon of democracy shown bright

Ideals set upon the best life for all

The pursuit of happiness seen a duty

Resplendent with its natural beauty

This land that I call home


The greatest country in the world

Many trials we have overcome

And we are still who we’ve always been

Though shaken to its foundations

We are still a vibrant, caring nation

This land that I call home


15 Responses to “Greatest Country”
  1. It doesn’t feel like we are a vibrant, caring nation anymore and I have great concern that, like with the pandemic, we will have a “new” normal to who we are and what we stand for as a nation.

  2. beth says:

    yes, we are still here and have not fallen in spite of everything

  3. ladysighs says:

    I like your poetry. I seem to find one line that I come back to.

    “And we are still who we’ve always been”

    I want to think of that in a positive way — that we do have the ideals that we have been told the country was founded on.

    But maybe we have been/are something else. I am thinking of eating a nice chocolate cake with pecans inside. It looks delicious with creamy frosting. But when I take a bite I find not nuts but shells. 😦

    (Well, I find a bunch of nuts too!!! 😉 )

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A lovely poem Brad, but in truth, there’s too much violence in the US…I feel safer and more relaxed in Europe, but must say I did enjoy those years over there…All the best to you my friend,

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I think the plusses far outweigh the minuses, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do to be considered “great.” Something to aspire to for sure.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    I agree; e are still the greatest nation in the world. But we have lots of work to do to live up to our ideals. I am sure during your years of service you saw places that made you appreciate the USA even more…

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I love your poetry, and I wish there were more people who thought like you. Our land would be all the more beautiful for it. 😘

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