Under Nothing.

August 15, 2011
We are one nation.

We are one nation.
I won't say you're wrong there.
But tell me why it has to be
A nation under God?
God is not over me.
So why do I have to be under Him?
I will pledge allegiance
to my country.
But I will not pledge
to a god I don't believe in.
I will stay in my seat.
I will not rise to pledge to Him.
I don't care how many times
They send me home.
I don't care how many times
Those girls
With crosses
Push me against the lockers.
I won't say the pledge.
I will never say the pledge
If it means I pledge to be under Him,
When He is not over me.

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Lexie96 said...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 6:03 am

I really like this and I can definitely relate. Recently I decided that I do believe in God, but I don't think it's right to include him in the pledge.... religion shouldn't be in public schools.

Do you think you could check out my stuff sometime?

mynameisgrace This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm
thanks! and yeah i'll check out your work :)
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