General Poetry posted June 28, 2019

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Be proud America

Old Glory

by Willie P. Smith

Wave Old Glory high,
Let her reach unto the sky.
Stand up and be proud.

Pray for those before
Who we have lost for ever more,
They fought shore to shore.

They gave willingly
To keep all our people free
Sea to shining sea.

It was meant to be.
This is my country's birthday
Celebrate with me.

Four for the Fourth writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
This is a 'Stacked Five-Seven-Five' contest for the Fourth of July! You are to compose an offering of FOUR 'stacked' 5-7-5's that comprise a SINGLE poem on any topic that is associated with America's July Fourth Celebrations. Remember, one single 5-7-5 is written such that:

first line -- five syllables
second line -- seven syllables
third line -- five syllables

Your poem will be a 'stack' of FOUR of these with a 'Fourth of July' theme.
Everyone knows the Fourth can be different things for different people, and here's your chance to make your 'thing' the one 'thing' we all enjoy!! Your ultimate goal? Make us all want to vote for yours at the polls! :) Ready! Set! Celebrate! :) ;)

This flag is a symbol of our freedom. We have fought, and many have died for that concept. To desecrate her should be a criminal offense, not free speech.
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