Independence Day Poem

Important Lessons From The American Flag

I wrote this one beautiful afternoon when I was out at a park and there was a flag there, blowing in the breeze.

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A wonderful patriotic tribute to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Beautifully written.

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Our Flag

Patricia A. Fleming © more by Patricia A. Fleming

Published: July 1, 2020

She waves for my attention,
So free upon the breeze.
The sun reflects her stars and stripes,
As proud as she can be.

She tells a tale of people lost,
Who came to find their way
And carried on through every loss,
To bring us here today.

She reminds me of the brave who fought
To keep our country strong
And shouts at me of victories
To right egregious wrongs.

She whispers to our children
Of all this country has to give
And begs that they stand up for her
And give thanks for how they live.

She cries to me of apathy,
Of prejudice and hate,
Of disrespect for what she stands,
And a Constitution we forsake.

She demands that I acknowledge her
And what she means to me
And dares me to imagine life
If she should cease to be.

And still in Glory she unfurls
And gives me hope again
For a people reunited,
And a country on the mend.

So each time I see her wave at me,
I'll stop and gaze above
And take a moment to respect
This country that I love.

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A wonderful patriotic tribute to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Beautifully written.

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