Red, white and blue
Stars and stripes too
We have no hate
America's a great state
We are one
We do not carry guns.
Blue wings spread out in flight
Beautiful sound throughout the night
Wet wings from soaring
The weather outside is pouring
I've never seen a more beautiful bird in my life.
Wings of flame
Illumination of light
Fluttering sound throughout the night
What a beautiful sight
Silky mane, tail of gold
She's so bold
Painted hooves that fly through the air
Hair shines bright like a mare.
Poems written by Haley McGuire. Haley is a 10-year-old fourth-grader at St. Teresa School. Her poem, "America," was selected to be published in the Creative Communications Young Poets Contest in fall 2002. In addition to writing poetry, Haley also excels in chemistry.