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My Flag

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My Flag

A fabric forever woven
With tears and blood it stained
Flutter’d from a halyard
In dawns light we see it raised

Carried high with pride in khaki
The smoke of war it saw
Before it the blood and screams of dying
A land for which they fought

Each silken weave of thread
Carries a nations history
Of chest’d pride stood swollen
Before a nations colour scheme

In peace it flutters highly
The wind in threadbare torn
A richly painted beacon
In years of sweat and storms

By names of known are many
From lands across this world
But the one that stands up brightly
Is this one before I’m stood

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Good day Thomas, ... Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. It was nice seeing it on the Poetry Soup-- HOME PAGE. Always a poetry soup friend <3 = LINDA

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/27/2013 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, it always makes me happy to see you =)
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:09:00 AM

    Hello Thomas, CONGRATULATIONS ;) on having your poem featured................... LOVE SKAT <3

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/27/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much SKAT =)
  1. Date: 10/26/2013 11:31:00 PM

    Meaningful and powerful. Nice form.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/26/2013 11:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for stopping by Juliet =)
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 12:42:00 AM

    Thom This is such a sweet and caring ode to our Flag. It flies high or low, but always proudly Nice job Hugs

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/19/2013 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you again Robin =)
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:11:00 PM

    I think i have my version of 'flag'

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/2/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for stopping by. I will go read yours now! =)
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:02:00 PM

    this was an awesome first time post you placed here. Showing your sensitive and patriotic nature, Thomas. I think it will be lovely knowing you better.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/18/2013 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I would personally consider my first 2 posts as my best and favourites if I had to choose only 2 to survive! =)
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:01:00 PM

    thanks, kind sir, for seeing so many of my older poems today. I wish I had more time here tonight to see more of yours, but I've come to your first poem to take a gander at it!

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/18/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like to read as much as I can. You're a wonderful writer and to understand a writer you need to see some of their older work. There are often hidden gems that people miss out on. =)
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 8:47:00 AM

    a moving poem , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/12/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for stopping by and for the welcome =)
  1. Date: 9/12/2013 7:15:00 AM

    Eloquent writer you are, it is an honor to read your poetry today xxx

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/12/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, you are a wonderful writer yourself. Love your work I have read ...so far =)
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:17:00 AM

    a well done poem, love what it stands for, Thomas ,, thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/12/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for the warm welcome and kind words =)
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 3:09:00 AM

    Welcome to P-Soup, Thomas ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/12/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hei Anne Lise, thank you for the warm welcome. Takk Thomas