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We are America

by Brian Francis

As I watch the flag flying and waving in the wind
My thoughts are left imagining all of the places it has been
The many fields of worldly conflict, that it was raised above
Embracing fallen heroes coming home wrapped in its love
The songs about that banner and the colors in its weave
Thoughts of war’s prisoners and tears for their reprieve
Inspire pride in its meaning in the foundations of our land
From the peaks of those purple mountains to the ocean’s sand
The mix of so many nations brings a strength to our resolve
Where freedom sings unfettered in our praises of it all

The pendulum of our democracy swings in balanced arcs
Progressing as intended since the forefather’s made their marks
Declaring our right to freedom and defining our national plan
Bringing disparate peoples together as one; as American
Our steps have sometimes stumbled from whim or avarice
Our gaze has sometime faltered as we stood at the precipice
And yes, we’ve failed our directives and in the beauty of the plan
We’ve found ourselves corrected - the constitution’s reprimand
Those arcs have a natural progression the simple beauty of design
For love and in allegiance, praise and devotion I claim her mine


Posted on 06/27/2019
Copyright © 2020 Brian Francis

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