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(A New Patriotism) based on Sept. 11

Looking out my window
Watching leaves fall from trees
As they ricochet against the sky
Cold winds envelope the mountainside
The advent of winter is here
Watching some evening news
Reminded of America as war
Clipping coupons in Sunday papers
Recession woes
Christmas lights strung up early
Religious symbols adorn a bookshelf
Repotting plants in leftover windows
A smell of baked cookies
Family portraits peer
Through time and space
A time to give
A time of charity
Coffee and American flags stickers
Join us in our rush hour traffic
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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