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A Heritage That Wrought Hate

Copyright © 2015

Symbols of Southern and Northern pride
  on both sides who lived and died

One became a heritage of hate
  after that historic date

An American story
  a clash of glory

Whose glory in this land?
  that native man?
  he was already here
  and faced a new fear
  for him, who stands and cheer?

Another who didn't ask to come
  whipped and chained by some

Oppression and terrorism aren't new
  it has always been started by a few-
  from murder to rape
  hardly any one escaped

Now, America's Old Glory flies
  standing guard over those cries

Confederacy wanted to divide 
  creating the Klan they tried
  still peace they refuse to abide

"We The People," aren't a nation for a few
  if our Armed Forces fight for me and you

It's time to mend and get on beyond our past
  or their Klan will continue to march in mass
The Star Spangled Banner, of Stars and Stripes
  our enemies foreign and domestic love to fight-
  but this flag, maintains freedom day and night

"We The People" under this Banner, are one
  from numerous wars hard fought, and won

Like that brave American Eagle that flies high
  only one starred flag of Glory should wave him by

by: LesPruitt


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