I was thinking about the state of affairs in our country and remembered this poem I penned in 1969, when I was 14 years old. Lest you think this current insanity is new for our country, let’s remember that we’ve been there/done that and can come back to sanity again! I, for one, am putting positive vibes out that we find our goodness and kindness again, being a Nation with a Heart again!

“Freedom Land” by Jan MacMeekin

America is

strong and proud

standing straight

back erect

apple pie and mom


Old Glory

blowing free

in the polluted

air to the

tune of broken

heads and

pleading cries

of the poverty stricken


“land of the free

and home of the

brave” –

Live up to your name.