The Standard #flagday #poetry


flag

Gallant stripes ripple in the breeze

children in unison pledge allegiance

at attention heroes salute her

beneath her the dead have lain

scorned, torn and burned

the battle beneath her rages

 her rags wipe up man’s derision

emblematic she flies for freedom

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest- tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Emma Lazarus

 

 

 

 

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we started working with an E. African team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. As a bio major and nurse, it is exciting to use my knowledge to encourage young minds to love science. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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