Well, here’s my first entry. It’s lifted from an opinion post on my own blog, “Great” Thoughts. I hope it’s not too political for this venue.
What Makes Us Shine?
By Andrew Viertel
What makes us shine, America?
The icy gleam of floodlight-illumined razor wire?
Spot lights from watchtowers high atop reinforced concrete walls?
Or is it a welcoming beam of light
cutting through the storm of poverty,
of fear, of tyrannical oppression;
a lamp lifted beside a golden door?