Quivering Flag

June 14, 2012
By TenorSaxy BRONZE, Oakley, California
TenorSaxy BRONZE, Oakley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."


Blood drips from our flag
With soldiers sent to their deaths
Medals or coffins?
Tears of their anthem sing blue
Patriotism not stained


The author's comments:
To me, this poem is very symbolic and I wanted to honor our soldiers that fight for us every day. The blood from dying stains the American flag red, giving it its red stripes. The next line refers to how if a soldier comes home, they come home with medals... or in a coffin. If they do come home in a coffin, their "song" is the sadness that they mean so much to us and how we have bonded to them over the years since they were born. The final line represents that whatever the matter of their return, their honor and sacrifice will never be corrupted.

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