“All Rise!” And should night’s long curtains break For a short intermission long enough For us to see the light of day Let us not stand selfish in the spotlight of warmth or comfort But let us shiver remembering all of those who’ve Shone in darkness to be a light for our ways Should we be blessed with grace and mercy To breathe in a fresh new morn Let us inhale! Awake no more to look in mirrored eyes For imperfections or colored reflections But bravely come to stare in hearts To see the perfect reflection of life One United Spirit of America That shares God’s humanity for Love That undoubtedly still believes there’s Life & Liberty! Not just the pursuit of happiness for oneself But better yet a joy for all Because our joy comes in the morning When the sunrises in the east to dawn on us that We are more than one nation divisible More than separable More than for white or for colored fountains More than English or Spanish directions More than Stars and Strips More Than Tears and Strife Even more than you or me But still no less than human Because we are still The beacon that sits upon a hill For the world to see that United We Fall and United We Stand Up Again! By Chris L. Wright aka "Tha Emissary" 11/5/08 12:51AM “Written on the Eve of History & Change in the making for a Brighter Day! God Bless America & God Bless Our Rising!