God blessedAmericatoday.

The sun came up and night was gone.

A newborn baby took its first breath of free air.


God blessed America today.

The trees put on leaves to cover the bare bones of winter.

A calf followed its mother down a well-worn path to water.

A robin built a nest in the cherry tree.


God blessed America today.

The night shift goes off duty as the day shift comes in

And another day begins at the steel mill.

An aide comforts one of her aged friends in the nursing home.

A teacher calls her class to order

while a student opens a book and dreams of summer.


God blessed America today.

He sent rain on the rich man’s crops and rain on the poor man’s crops.

Then He swept His hand across the eastern sky and set a rainbow there

so we would remember His promises.

He caused a heart to melt with understanding

and a patriot was born.

He gave words to a poet and broke America’s heart.


God blessed America today as He does every day.

Did you feel it?


c.2011 Donna Swanson


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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  1. Joe Zakarian says:

    Well said, our country is truly Blessed to be able to to support so many who break the laws to come here!

  2. Morning says:

    God bless America,

    God bless people all over the world,

    your message is divine here, smiles.
    Thanks for sharing such an uplifting piece with poetry picnic,
    you rock!

    Appreciated your lasting support, hope to see you continued support at our community.

  3. Kay Salady says:

    I felt it, as he gave words to a poet and broke my heart. ♥ God blessed me today. 🙂

  4. it is the sad moments that make life joyful,
    without darkness, there is no day light.

    beautiful poem,

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