Old Glory

Old Glory, O how you have changed

You were born a symbol of revolution
So righteously respected and divine
An emblem of progressive democracy

A standard for ethical yankees everywhere during the Civil War
And your proudest, greatest, most dignified moment came on Iwo Jima
Where Ira Hayes, a Native American, helped raise you

But now you're hanging on Wall Street
And flying atop McDonald's and Wal-Mart
While standing for the contemporary fascism of this Administration

Although I will never burn you
At least I don't think I will
I'll proudly fly you upside down, for all the world to see

by Paul the Lion

Comments (3)

: Smiles: Paul this was cute! I loved it.. You are the greatest Love ya Love Sam: : Wiggles: : Sorry had to do that bored out of my mind: Love the poem:
Honestly. How obvious does it have to be? I haven't saluted our iconic banner in 20 years. Hell, most of 'em are made in China and Korea, anyway!
Thanks for the memory paul I can see where you are coming from, the world is changing so much.I liked the poem very much cheers Sylvie