What if Columbus had never sailed the ocean Blue?
What if Mother Theresa had better things to do?
What if General Custer had skipped the whole last stand?
If instead of freeing slaves, Lincoln had other things planned?
What if Johnny Appleseed hadn’t taken time to plant?
We wouldn’t be America today; we would be Ameri-can’t.
What if Sojourner Truth had been just another slave?
If Christ had said, there’s no one here I want to save?
What if everything was wrong with Wilbur and Orville Wright?
What if Old Ben Franklin had never chosen to fly that kite?
If Martin Luther’s dream had stayed buried in the hood?
We wouldn’t be America today; we would be Ameri-could.
But, because of Jordan, Jackson, Sue Sue, and even Pac,
Malcolm X, Marie Curie and Sir Isaac Newton were not just talk.
Because Gandhi, Kennedy, and countless soldiers dared to die
Because Oprah, Maya, Joan of Arc were not afraid to try.
Because of people who chose to affect change.
I finally understand…..
We live in a mighty country
A culmination of God’s plans.
We are America today, because of AMERI-CANS!