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Unfurl Our Flag Again
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By Louis Gander
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Unfurl Our Flag Again

I pledged full allegiance when I, in school,
would dress with respect and live 'golden rule'.
Respecting the elders without a smirk,
I studied for quizzes, did my homework,
I didn't drink beer and I didn't smoke
and didn't laugh when I heard dirty joke.
This "churchy-boy" bullied to the full extreme,
so often I cried with crushed self-esteem.

Oh, I am so wrong in this up-side-down world,
where God is removed and freedoms are furled;
where truth becomes myth, if someone hates it,
with standards all lost- Hell's bottomless pit;
where lies become truth if said many times;
where chaos breaks out with killings and crimes.
With ethics abandoned, the innocent die.
Can someone please tell me- why, why, why, why?

The standards I live by, they are not forced,
but from simple morals, they were divorced.
For fame they had bribed naive voting blocks,
but facts exposed them with clicking of clocks.
Nuclear proliferation, dead schools,
riots, looting, killings- they changed the rules.
Pushing boundaries to see the truth bend,
was it not them who hurt fam'ly and friend?

Because they're elected and hence empowered,
they think this 'churchy-boy' can be devoured.
So many times now, their lies we have heard,
but the precepts of peace are in God's Word.
They think that they're smart and think that we're dumb,
but we know our God will one day soon come.
Lies will be buried with them under sod.
Unfurl our flag again.  We Trust In God.

©2021 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
http://www.ganderpoems.org/


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Submitted: Sunday, January 3, 2021

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2021

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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