Saturday, July 4, 2020

I Pledge Allegiance

Just found this poem I wrote two years ago, which seems even more appropriate today.

Happy Fourth.

I pledge allegiance
To the flag
Of the United States of America

I pledge allegiance
To no flag
No banner, no scrap of fabric.

And to the Republic
For which it stands

Nor do I pledge my heart to any republic.
Empires rise, then crumble into the sea.
Indifferent to the lives of those within and without.

One nation
(under God)
Indivisible

Joe McCarthy’s Red Scare God is no deity for me.
As for indivisible-- 
we all know that red and blue divide us, while white still claims the rights.


That leaves us with the coda:
Liberty.
Justice.

I pledge allegiance to these ideals:
That liberty is meant for all,
That justice will uplift the downtrodden
That in my home and in your home
On this blue planet
We must keep fighting 

For liberty
And justice
For all.

With liberty and justice

For all

1 comment:

  1. It is soooooooo appropriate for today! Thanks for sharing!

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