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Leysa Lowery

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All American Face
by Leysa Lowery

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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)
Hooaah!!! what a wonderful poem. Thank you...Don
Reviewed by Woman Words (Reader)
graceful and heartfelt
Reviewed by Birdie Houston
Fantastic write !!!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Kudos for this moving write!!
Reviewed by jude forese
an all american face within the hearts of us all... well done...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This is so beautiful Excellent write.
Peggy
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle
Beautiful write Leysa. You summed up the American sentiment perfectly. Well done!!
Jill
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Leysa God bless you for this write...you 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
*tears* "...worn by a soldier/dressed in desert camouflage./he/she was white/black/brown/he/she was smiling/waving at the camera....it 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 all...love, karla. :( (usaf '83-'85)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Bravo...you said it so very well.
Beautifully done.
~E

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