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Poem for Monday and Glenstone Visit


We Came to America
By Faith Ringgold

We came to America,
Every color, race, and religion
From every country in the world.
Some of us were here
Before the others came.
And some of us were brought in chains,
Loosing our freedom and our names.
We came to America
Every color, race, and religion
From every country in the world.
We traveled from our birthplace
By boat and by plane.
Some of us came running from injustice, fear, and pain.
We came to America,
Every color, race, and religion
From every country in the world.
We brought along our joyful songs,
Our stories wise and true.
Our music colored the air,
Beautiful sounds and patterns everywhere.
Our joyful dance now freed our pain,
Gently, like soothing rain.
Our food, our fashion, and our art
Made America great.
We came to America,
Every color, race, and religion
From every country in the world.
In spite of where we came from,
Or how or why we came,
We are all Americans,
Just the same.

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I had an awesome Sunday to wind up my weekend. Tracey and Ceanna came over in the morning and we went to Glenstone, where we saw almost all the artwork currently on display, though we didn't visit the library or either of the cafes. The wonderful Faith Ringgold exhibit is still on display, Split-Rocker is still in full bloom, and we got to see frogs, grasshoppers, and even a skink in the various ponds and water courtyard. Plus the weather cooperated, it wasn't ridiculously hot, and it was quite pretty in the woods.

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When we left Glenstone, we stopped at Cava for a late lunch, then Tracey and Ceanna left for New York and apaulled came home to feed our neglected cats. A bit later, we went out to Giant and the vegetable stand to get provisions (they were completely out of cat litter though). I was completely stuffed from eating three meals out in a row, so I had yogurt for dinner, and I am pretty tired, so we had a lazy evening watching Legends of Tomorrow, Wellington Paranormal, and part of the Wicked concert on PBS.
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