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The Stripes I Stand For

February 1, 2021
By ilanadrake PLATINUM, New York, New York
ilanadrake PLATINUM, New York, New York
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Red, white, and blue
Your stars shine too
A country with land
Full of prairies and golden sand

Our flag sways proudly
And we all laugh loudly
Together under one nation
Said to be God’s creation

Freedom towers over us
But “family values” make a fuss

When we stand
Hand in hand
Are we really united under one waving flag
Or do we lag?

Red, white, and blue
‘Merica, I love you
Your stripes are bright
But you face a fight

Your people are divided and caged
Under the stars and bars
While the moonlight sets
And the sun glows

The author's comments:

Ilana is a high school student in New York City. Her work appears in Blue Marble Review, Bright Lite Magazine, Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, Flare Journal, and other literary magazines and publications. She has been regionally recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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