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A Recited Truth MAG

May 20, 2008
By Anonymous

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.

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mattroy BRONZE said...
on Apr. 10 2011 at 3:03 pm
mattroy BRONZE, Danforth, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Only you can be you that's truer than true

i ts awesome

on Mar. 26 2011 at 12:05 pm
msoccerm345 SILVER, Grimes, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

this is so true. i am so tired of all the unfairness of this country

on Mar. 3 2011 at 4:11 pm
carilloony GOLD, Sterling, Virginia
12 articles 2 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love another person is to see the face of God."

Brilliant and creative; five stars. :)

on Mar. 3 2011 at 9:25 am
strongernow SILVER, F-bo, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"be who you want to be. those who mind don't matter, and those that matter won't mind"
-Dr. Seuss
"be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"

YES!!!! i love it, because its so true. its nice to know that someone has the same opinion as me. great work!!

on Feb. 10 2011 at 2:45 pm
AYO_itsdeja BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I like . It made me giggle . It had much truth . Nice job :)

on Feb. 10 2011 at 7:19 am
emoducks BRONZE, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life will only be amazing if you make it that way."
-Me (:

haha :) thanks for giving me a laugh :) that was a good way to start the day :)

2michaelm said...
on 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 The Pledge is so outdated and untrue.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

on Jan. 18 2011 at 5:42 pm
Mockingbird361 BRONZE, Corpus Christi, Texas
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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 GOLD said...
on Dec. 27 2010 at 9:52 pm
trblue GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Too often we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown. It only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and slap that mother@#?!&* upside the head. "

i love how their a new twist on what we all know.

xxblahhhO.o said...
on Dec. 27 2010 at 7:21 pm
I am so grateful for all those have given their lives for our country, too. But it can't be perfect. This poem is pointing out the more negative sides of society (not necessarily America itself) which would show up in any country given the chance for the negativities to develop. So I both semi-agree-with your standing and understand your viewpoint, but I recognize the other side to it, also. Thank you for sharing your ideas, withouthim. :)

PeetaMellark said...
on 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.

on Dec. 25 2010 at 9:50 pm
OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow

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?

on Dec. 12 2010 at 9:41 am
foreveroctober GOLD, Pompton Plains, New Jersey
11 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile." - The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks

This is truly brilliant!!!!! Great Job.

on Nov. 13 2010 at 8:52 pm
DayDreamWriter, St. Charles, Illinois
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Honestly brilliant. It shows what's wrong with society today

Anonymous said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 4:42 pm
I do agree with SolvoAnimus on this. The poem is very clever, though.

KellyZ said...
on Nov. 13 2010 at 4:35 pm
This is fantastic. Truly brilliant. Bravo.

on Oct. 29 2010 at 8:40 am
The_Girl_Next_Door PLATINUM, Elkins, Arkansas
32 articles 1 photo 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
~*The mind has but a thousand eyes, and the heart is left with one...Yet the light of a whole life dies the moment love is done.*~

I think this is amazing :)  I hope you keep it up.

on Oct. 22 2010 at 10:07 am
LoveSickenedRebel GOLD, Lubbock, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why does everyone think I need a man? Look if you find a guy who is decent, good with kids and has respect for women, call me." "It is better to have loved, than to have never loved at all."

This was awesome and true. Good job.

on Sep. 30 2010 at 7:26 am
Desaree H. BRONZE, Lakeville, Ohio
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awesome I love it!

on Sep. 9 2010 at 11:44 am
ShawneDavis PLATINUM, Stone Moutian, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:

it mage me laugh to :,