Look for America


Let us be lovers,
We’ll marry our fortunes together.
I’ve got some real estate
Here in my bag.

So we bought a pack of cigarettes,
And Mrs. Wagner’s pies,
And walked off
To look for America.
“Kathy”, I said,
As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh,
Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

It took me four days
To hitch-hike from Saginaw.
“I’ve come to look for America.”

Laughing on the bus,
Playing games with the faces,
She said the man in the gabardine suit
Was a spy.

I said, “Be careful,
His bow tie is really a camera.”
“Toss me a cigarette,
I think there’s one in my raincoat.”
We smoked the last one
An hour ago.

So I looked at the scenery,
She read her magazine;
And the moon rose over an open field.
“Kathy, I’m lost”, I said,
Though I know she was sleeping.
“I’m empty and aching and
I don’t know why.”

Counting the cars
On the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come
To look for America,
All come to look for America,
All come to look for America.

The nostalgia this causes in me because it is from an age past, of innocence, and hope, unborn visions, is saddening. And yet, though much of the ideals of those days have been twisted and corrupted, the base truth still remains and is still struggling to be born.

The idea that ‘America” symbolized; the ideal of a higher ethic, a larger moral and a freedom to BE anything we chose to be has merely gone underground for a while in our hearts and minds while we try to figure out how to make it real. How to manifest it not only for the ones who have carried the vision in their hearts, but for everybody. Little did we realize what a deep place we would have to go in our hearts and minds to figure out what this really meant. Free Will. Response-able empathic care for one another and our planet.

Along the way many of us have gotten lost. Many of us saw this mind set as a free ticket to use and abuse others, and so many got caught in the middle and have remained totally confused. Still, we have seen many of the principles that drove the fires of love begin to sneak out  again in groups like:



And as I read in a post today on Stillness in the Storm, if there are only .01% of us still trying to live what we knew back then, (hippies/light workers/real new agers/ and enlightened newer generation) that’s still 7 MILLION people… The stronger and more unified we can be, the greater the effect the consensus mind field of the 7 million can be…

Jus’ say’in. I wonder what would happen if we could just get past all our personal garbage, allow everybody to just be who they are and get to the bigger issue of LOVING everybody regardless of any and all distinguishing characteristics, imagine where we could go. Vulcan had it right:idic2


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