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America Once Beautiful

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: July 3, 2021

New lyrics to a familiar tune…

Once beautiful, our nation bears
the scars of wounds unhealed.
Of cities marred by homelessness
and rampant hate revealed.

America, America,
look in the mirror and see
the fading beauty that is ours
from sea to shining sea.


Once beautiful, our flag is frayed
by those who disrespect
the fabric of our liberties
and faith they now neglect.

America, America,
look in the mirror and see
the fading beauty that is ours
from sea to shining sea.


Once beautiful, graffiti blights
our parks and city squares
while litter lines our boulevards
because nobody cares.

America, America,
look in the mirror and see
the fading beauty that is yours
from sea to shining sea.


Once beautiful, we've lost our looks
by being inward prone.
Forgetting what once made us great,
we're reaping what we've sown.

America, America,
look in the mirror and see
the fading beauty that is yours
from sea to shining sea.



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Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: July 3, 2021

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