I am mad!!
I know it doesn't rhyme, and it doesn't even have a rhythm, but I have to say it.
Thank you Ken and Nordigarden for speaking out for what you believe.



Patriotism

Patriotism is not wrapping ourselves in a flag

or singing a song of praises

just because it's where you were born



Not about how many wars it's fought

How many people it's killed

Or for how many guns its people have

Nor how tough those people think they are.



A Country with a leader who sneered at Prisoners of War

Who rallied against the poor, to give to the rich

That's a leader, who doesn't give a damn about the red white and blue

he's supposed to stand for.

His color is GOLD


A leader who leads his country by rally speeches, press events,

and 15 tweets attacking the NFL protesters

Who arrests protesters in wheel chairs because they plead

to keep their health care

That's not a Country I can pledge allegiance for.



I have no country I call my own

But I have admired many people where I have lived

A Country is about its people and their courage

to stand for what is right and fair.

An Anthem is just a song

For which no one has to stand up for.


Ashe~







Poetry by Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-09-26 at 19:05

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Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
Eloquent -- and yes, I concur wholeheartedly. Thank you.
2017-09-26