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This is not the American Flag
“I cannot trust a man to control others who
cannot control himself.”--Robert E. Lee
It certainly is not Old Glory.
It is not sung about in the Star Spangled Banner.
Nor is it the Founding Father’s Flag, made by
Miss Betsy, with 13 stars in a circle.
It is not the one with an eagle in the middle of a
neat circle of 28 stars.
Nor is it the 25 star flag with a stray star in a
line all by itself.
It is not even the 25 star flag, with a huge star
in the middle.
It is not the flag with concentric circles of stars,
with a big one in the middle.
Nor is it the “X” of stars, with extras on the edge.
And it certainly is not the 48-49-50 star flag
I would stand and pledge allegiance to every
morning of public school.
It is not our national treasured ensign.
Nor is it the battleship flag I picked up while in
No, it is a traitor’s battle rag,
a treasonous flag of slavery
of the KKK
of Jim Crowe
of murderous rednecks, good old boys
with M-15’s, Nazi sentiments, and Fascist fantasies.
Thank the angels of reason, it is finally
recognized as a pariah, and can no longer be
allowed to fly alongside Southern state flags,
becoming something horrendous, waving too often
in the hands of insurrectionists, American Nazis, Proud
Boys, Qenon, white supremacists and anarchists,
backed by thousands of rabid Trumpers as they
defecated and urinated in the sacred halls of Congress
on January 6th .
Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub