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The Stars and Stripes

“The Stars and Stripes” is a patriotic poem written for the Fourth of July. It’s a sad observation of how many people just don’t care about flying the American flag anymore. And, it’s true. In my neighborhood of over two hundred homes — I’ve seen a total of three American flags (including mine), far outnumbered by fantasy flags, and team flags. A sad commentary on national pride.
©2011 by Jon Gutmacher
It’s the Fourth of July
and I feel so bad
cause I can’t find, nowhere
an American Flag

I’ve looked around
and all that I’ve seen
is a fantasy flag
that’s bluish and green

It’s got a unicorn on top
and a fairy, or two
but hard as I look
there’s no red, white, or blue

I passed ‘least two hundred houses
so where’s all their pride?
they’ve sat back in their homes
while our soldiers have died

I remember back when
dad was alive
we flew the Stars & Stripes
with all of our pride

I still fly mine daily
outside of my home
it flies proud and free
but all, quite alone

I don’t understand
why others don’t see
why flying that flag
is important to me

So, go buy the flag
that’s red, white and blue
and proclaim all your liberty
as Americans
true

And let each of your neighbors
never forget
that Ol’ Glory’s still with us
forever and
yet

The photograph is titled, “American Flag at Night” by a woman named, Nell from the blog, Nell’s Dish.   http://nellsdish.com/2011/03/02/getting-political/
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