American People

American people
your very special meaning

is very special
very magnificent

celebrated very much
in my celebration

my very special
glorious destiny

of historic movement
to very much

and we are very grateful
to be this much

this reaped the future
very much for me

for you

to all Americans
who defend our own

who get the wealth
very much

who protect our borders
our very much

our new decree of very much
in an oath of special meaning

from this day forward
our beautiful rewards for

very special American people
in this landscape of gain



Mike Ferguson is published widely in poetry magazines and journals. A retired English teacher, he taught experimental writing to students for 30 years and co-authored the education text Writing Workshops (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He lives in Devon, England.