The true American experience
Is like a tree.
As we come together we
Grow tall and strong.
Our roots are buried deep in our rich
Soil, soaking up knowledge and history.
Trees have their past draped
Around their trunk; perhaps
Ours is wrapped around our flag, or maybe
Soldiers carry it around in their pockets.
We contain tides of history,
Grasping the knowledge of past experiences
That has been hidden from the common view.
We all take part in a precious story, though
No history book or tree can
Explain the vast greatness of our past,
For it makes us who we are today.
Americans as a whole, a tree
Are connected forever through branches,
Holding on to both past and future in unbelievable ways.
No one can undo these ties or deny
The sacred knowledge of its bonds.
These connections are just a mere fraction of time and space
That touch every single one of us while it
Shapes our society.
Absorbing the history of our nation
Will help restore the awareness
That lingers in time.
Let no one forget the brave souls that have
Passed before us.
Let no time slip away without giving honor to those souls.
These memories threaten to be engulfing, but
While you stand in the midst of it all,
Time drips through your fingers like water
And all you have left is the history you made and the impact
It had on our nation.
The true American experience is wrapped around the
Branches of our tree, helping it grow.
Devoting your life to the cause of liberty is the true