I try to touch but cannot reach

September 1, 2007
By Marika Tobak, Fort Bragg, CA

A tattered flag still flying proud I try to touch but cannot reach A million voices crying loud Until you cannot hear the voice of each I try to touch but cannot reach A star on a mountain, so far away Until you cannot hear the voice of each A generation who'll inherit a scarred world someday A star on a mountain, so far away Set there to proclaim pride in their nation A generation who'll inherit a scarred world someday Unless we can end this dark infatuation Set there to proclaim pride in their nation Blind, without question, the most dangerous kind Unless we can end this dark infatuation To give our children pride when they look behind Blind, without question, the most dangerous kind A million voices crying loud To give our children pride when they look behind A tattered flag still flying proud


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