Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

Let America Be
America again
like it once was
or so I’d like to believe

Let it be that land
of freedom
which we are supposedly
taught to believe

not by experience
but by rhetoric
by media and reinforcement

Let America be that land
of the great
the pride and honor and dignity

Let America be that land
I wish it would
where I could look proudly upon
my child’s face

Let America be