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The American Flag
By Greg O'Block

Our flag is a symbol of freedom
That nobody can take away,
No matter how hard anyone may try
Each and every day.

We fly it high in the sky
As a symbol of our land.
It shouts to the world in an unspoken way
"United our people stand!"

Our forefathers gave their lives
To keep our rights alive.
We must never forget their sacrifice,
To honor them we must strive.

Now those rights are under attack
By an enemy across the sea.
It is now our duty to stand and fight
To keep our nation free.

We must join hands together in this time of war
And destroy those who stand in our way.
Would you be willing to pay the ultimate price
To keep alive the American way?

Now I love this nation with all my heart,
And our founding fathers loved it too.
If they were still with us here today,
What would they want us to do?

The time is now to act against
These freedom threateners left and right.
Though some may die for our cause,
It's for freedom and we still must fight!

Take up your arms as your ancestors did,
Be willing to give what they gave.
Fly the Star-Spangled Banner high,
And forever let it wave!
Lest we forget...

May we never forget as an American people 9-11-01. It was one of the most tragic days in our history.

:flagus:

This is a very emotional poem I wrote on the 7th anniversary of 9-11. I wrote it that night as I was laying down reflecting on what happened on that day. I needed a way to get my emotions out, so I wrote this poem. It took about an hour total to write and edit. Enjoy!

If you would like to use this poem, I would be happy to let you use it as long as you ask me first and give me full credit :D

I strongly encourage you to read this and then tell me what you think about it... it can be anything, how it makes you feel, what you like/dislike about it, etc.

The 9-11 tribute journal that goes along with this can be found here: [link]

Thanks for reading this, I hope it inspires you in some way... :flagus:
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snaphappy101 Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, very nice poem. good tribute to 9-11 :)
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gkeeper1993 Sep 13, 2008   Photographer
thanks :D
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snaphappy101 Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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