Stars And Stripes
As I sit here and watch red, white, and blue.
Waving it's stars of a United nation against the sky blue.
So much anger, and judgment i could spew.
For my skin color is the recorded history, of some of your most evil.
Then there's the lives lost, in the name of you.
Based on a piece of paper, that defines our societal and governmental.
Our beliefs and values.
Ancestry is one thing, but I was born here, I am you.
So I will say this, as I have pledged allegiance to you.
Or rather, the ideas that are still a dream, and have yet to come true.
But the belief is what helps us get through.
That all men are created equal, and happiness can be pursued.
To promote the general welfare, so no one is hated or abused.
For when there is such, we can amend and outlaw, for we are reasonable.
Allowing all races, and religions to share in a common view.
A place to be free, raise our families, with no limits about possible.
And lend a hand to the world simply because we're able.
The home of the brave, protectors of the weak, and unable.
A guiding light, to the lands darkened by dictatorial.
For these ideas, I will allow my blood to flow into the earth, refreshing the tree of liberties blooming floral.
Sacrifice, a medal of honor pinned onto the chest of the willing dutiful.
To keep you raised high over us, in God we trust, America the beautiful.
Copyright © Malcolm Burrell | Year Posted 2021
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