What am I?

I was born here,

but I'm not free, not powerful, not strong

does that make me American?

My passport says I'm American

So it must be true.

But how do you know?

Who can tell you but Uncle Sam?

Whose just a face on a poster.

How can you be American?

What is an American?

A Person? An Idea? A Dream?

Where's Abe Lincoln when you need him?

What else could I be?


I live here,

But does that make me American

I eat apple pie,

Am I American?

I watch baseball games,

Am I American?

I am me,

But am I American?