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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Let America be America again
Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love
By Langston Hughes
I decided to choose this poem because of the relevance it incorporates in our country today. Although not specific, it brings up the idea of how much we have changed as a country since we first got started. America used to be a place for hope and happiness and while this still may be the same for some people, for others it is a fight for survival. And recently we have seen many issues such as violence that were not evident back when we arrived.