A Torn And Bloodied Flag!

shelbycourtland

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The eyes of men behold

A torn and bloodied flag

They lied unto themselves

That it was more than just a rag.

 

You satisfy its thirst for blood

Not theirs per say, but yours

And gladly will you die

In endless, senseless wars.

 

Unfurl that hated symbol

Of the oppressed and of the dead

Pledge allegiance to your slavery

Upon your blood, that flag is fed.

 

Salute the stars and stripes

But know what it is you do.

Those stars are bombs and drones

And the stripes are a slave’s tattoo.

 

Its tattered tales of glory

Are shredded by the truth

And as its seams are ripped apart

You feed to it, your youth.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Keep feeding a symbol that stands for stolen lands and lashed backs and for the spilled blood of all the other innocent human…

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2 thoughts on “A Torn And Bloodied Flag!

    1. newsfortherevolution Post author

      Your writing is always thought provoking and I especially appreciate your sincerity and passion . Finding people passionate about anything beyond mindless consumption is a rare things these days. So thank you!

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