Ode to the Red, White, and Blue
_by Steve McCardell
Summer is here, and with it too
Comes waving a flag of Red, White, and Blue.
We wave it because of the meaning it brings:
A symbol of freedom from tyrants and kings.
A symbol of fighting for something more:
Fighting for good, not fighting for war;
Resisting those who would hold us down;
Uprooting those with a wrongful crown.
The flag is a symbol of fighting the fight
Against the darkness and for the light.
But standing for good requires more
Than just using weapons to fight a war.
It asks that each of us do as we should,
Standing for others. Standing for good.
Assisting when family needs a hand;
A family that lives throughout the land.
Knowing we're brothers and sisters all;
United we stand; divided we fall.
'Cross races, beliefs, and genders too,
We're one as a nation of Red, White, and Blue.
But a nation whose freedom will only come
When we live as a family; when we live as one.
Then can our nation continue the fights
Against those who threaten to take our rights;
Against kings and tyrants both hidden and seen;
Against the control of the global machine.
So stand together as we fight for what's true,
As we hold our ground for the Red, White, and Blue.
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