I Stand Alone

January 19, 2011
By TimmothyMark GOLD, Hertford, North Carolina
TimmothyMark GOLD, Hertford, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who stregthens me." - Phillipians 4:13

As with every day before today,
I rise to make my allegiance known.
And as every day, to my dismay,
I see that I stand alone.

My hand lies over my mended heart,
Standing firm, both tall and proud.
As our solemn pledge begins to start,
I stand alone like a daytime shroud.

Like an evergreen tree in the winter cold,
I stand alone, with no one else beside me.
How could we forsake the symbol of glory so old?
Why am I the only patriot one can see?

Do they know of all the fields that were stained red?
Can they count the graves that were made?
Could they fathom the depth of the tears that were shed?
Do they know the price that was paid?
I doubt they realize what had to be paid,
So that glorious flag could hang on our wall.
Ungodly numbers of grave plots were laid,
And yet I stand alone, as if nothing important is happening at all.

An anger burns brightly within me,
Each and every time that I stand alone, like a tree in the sands.
For I have wisdom, and so I see,
The brutal price of freedom that the world demands.

And so, I stand alone, witnessing our greatest fears,
As our solemn pledge of duty draws to a close.
I alone mourn the mountains of bloodstained clothes,
And for my fallen countrymen, I alone shed tears.

The author's comments:
Would you rather talk with your friends than say the pledge of allegiance during school? Hopefully this poem will change your mind.

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on Feb. 1 2011 at 7:29 am
Karma_Crow PLATINUM, Savannah, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Behold thy sorrow of the tears that streak down our cheek and made upon of what he is. Behold our sorrow that we hold within us. Show ye thee of the how we feel of each of us."- Lestat

I feel the pain. I feel the pain of the lost to those of war, even though I lost none to it. I know people that go through this every day, their familys gone to war, or overseas. Hopefully, one day this will stop.

And even so, my school has stoped saying the Pledge of Allegiance. I think all schools in my county have, except middle and elemntry.

If I may ask a small favor. You will check out some of my posted poems and stories. Rate/comment it doesn't matter. Thank yew.

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