Faces of America

(Inspired by the work of Langston Hughes)

I like the faces of America
Human hues demonstrate
That there is grace in a face

I like the voices of America

I like the idea of America
Liberty and justice for all
For all are equal

I like the promise of America
And all that it could be

Mr. Hughes
I concur
It needs to be

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.