I Pledge Allegiance

February 19, 2014
By brynrdskynrd GOLD, Columbia, Missouri
brynrdskynrd GOLD, Columbia, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." J.R.R. Tolkien

I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic
that it has become:
one spasmodic
under fear,
with acrimony and degradation for all.

The author's comments:
Yesterday afternoon, a little girl was kidnapped in Springfield, MO. I wrote this poem this morning when they announced her body had been found. I'm not against our nation itself, but that a nation in which kids like Hailey Owens aren't safe exists.

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