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Apathetic American

March 20, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

Apathetic American
Don’t you care
Soldiers are fighting
Sacrificing their lives
So that you may have
The superficial lifestyle
Freedom gives you

Apathetic American
Don’t you pledge
Allegiance to our flag
Of 13 stripes
And 50 white stars
Fold your hand
Over your heart

Apathetic American
Don’t you sing
Our nation’s anthem
For the home of the brave
Proud to represent
Star spangled banners
Red, white, and blue

Apathetic American
Don’t you know
The history and sacrifice
Our founding fathers
Endured to write
A declaration of independence
To free me and you

The author's comments:
This is dedicated to my former American History teacher, Mr. Clark, for inspiring a feeling of patriotism throughout the school and in all of his students. As he proudly displays in his classroom, "Apathy is not an option!"

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 15 2011 at 7:05 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

so thoughtful. evokes emotion. Cool job!! ^^

SJ_101 said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 8:43 pm
SJ_101, Somewhere, New York
0 articles 0 photos 169 comments

Awesome, awesome poem! OMG! This spreads patriotism in me. :D The message is very clear, very detailed. The use of figurative language is extraordinary. I love the way your words fit perfectly into your poetry.


I can see that you are very patriotic. You express yourself very well through poetry. :D


Keep writing! :D