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I pledge allegiance
To the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the controversial culture for which it stands
One nation, under whatever deity you choose,
Indivisible since 1965,
With liberty and justice for all who can afford a decent lawyer.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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msoccerm345 said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm
this is so true. i am so tired of all the unfairness of this country
iamAbel said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm
Brilliant and creative; five stars. :)
strongernow said...
Mar. 3, 2011 at 9:25 am
YES!!!! i love it, because its so true. its nice to know that someone has the same opinion as me. great work!!
AYO_itsdeja said...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm
I like . It made me giggle . It had much truth . Nice job :)
emoducks said...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 7:19 am
haha :) thanks for giving me a laugh :) that was a good way to start the day :)
2michaelm said...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 8:03 am
I really like the cynical value of this poem. The Pledge is so outdated and untrue. I agree completely with every line of this poem
Mockingbird361 said...
Jan. 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm
Wow! Cool! I love this. I've always sort of wondered about those parts of the pledge... thanks for giving me a good laugh!;)
trblue said...
Dec. 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm
i love how their a new twist on what we all know.
PeetaMellark said...
Dec. 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I don't know if it was supposed to but the last line made me laugh...haha :)

I personally don't often say the end of the pledge of allegience [with liberty and justice for all] because in my mind, there really isn't liberty and justice for all, which was accurately portrayed in your poem.  Just thought I'd share my views on that.

OriginalCarbonation said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm
ummm.... i like the idea behind this, but it seems rather sarcastic and not at all poetic. especially since there are only a few words you actually wrote in... hmm... maybe put one more lengthen it with another stanza of your own creation?
twilightfan101 said...
Dec. 12, 2010 at 9:41 am
This is truly brilliant!!!!! Great Job.
DayDreamWriter said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm
Honestly brilliant. It shows what's wrong with society today
KellyZ said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm
This is fantastic. Truly brilliant. Bravo.
Love_Me_Not said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 8:40 am
I think this is amazing :)  I hope you keep it up.
LoveSickenedRebel said...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 10:07 am
This was awesome and true. Good job.
Desaree H. said...
Sept. 30, 2010 at 7:26 am
awesome I love it!
pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm
the last line made me laugh(: five stars(:
blazin replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 11:44 am
it mage me laugh to :,
mego95This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 6:42 pm
This is a great way of showing the way America really is. I love it :)
Baller22 said...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm
check out my poems! please!
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