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All American Face
by Leysa Lowery
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

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What is the all-American face?
Some say itís white --
Others argue it should be
The face of a Native American --
Others say itís the faces of
Their children, sweet and innocent,
Or the svelte model
On the cover of the sports magazine --
Or maybe the smiling basketball star --
Or Norman Rockwellís subject
In a Sunday-go-to-meeting suit.

I saw the all-American face today.
It was worn by a soldier
Dressed in desert camouflage.
He/she was white/black/brown
He/she was smiling
Waving at the camera
Telling his/her spouse/mother/child
ďI love you!Ē
ďIím OK!Ē
It was a beautiful face
An all-American face.

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Reviewed by Don Tyson (Reader) 1/19/2004
Hooaah!!! what a wonderful poem. Thank you...Don
Reviewed by Woman Words (Reader) 3/31/2003
graceful and heartfelt
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 3/27/2003
Fantastic write !!!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/26/2003
Kudos for this moving write!!
Reviewed by jude forese 3/26/2003
an all american face within the hearts of us all... well done...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/26/2003
This is so beautiful Excellent write.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 3/26/2003
Beautiful write Leysa. You summed up the American sentiment perfectly. Well done!!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/26/2003
Leysa God bless you for this are so right...and under that helmet could be a white, a black, an american indian, but no matter the race or religion..a brave brave man or woman..thank you for this..floria
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/26/2003
*tears* "...worn by a soldier/dressed in desert camouflage./he/she was white/black/brown/he/she was smiling/waving at the was a beautiful face/an all american face." BRAVO! *tears* ((((HUGS)))) to you for this outstanding tribute, and ((((HUGS)))) and prayers for our men and women in the military...God have mercy on them, karla. :( (usaf '83-'85)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/26/2003 said it so very well.
Beautifully done.
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