156484  Poems Read Home Login

 Reflections of My Heart

USA Our Flag and The Pledge We Make ღ KKD ღ

Our Flag
The Pledge We Make

The Pledge is not just a bunch of
pretty words. It is what it says
'A Pledge... A Commitment'
to our country that our forefathers
founded on the simple principle
of an unshakeable trust in God!'
and now because there are those that
are offended by the mention of God
push to have it done away with
or at best altered.
If my pledge or my mention
of God offends you then step
out of the room/stadium.
But do not strip me of
not just my beliefs
but my rights, heritage and customs.

Our flag I hold very dear. While
some may feel it to be their right of
expression to burn it
the thoughts of such a disrespectful act
makes me shudder.
That Flag is the soul of our country
and before you decide to take a match to it
or attempt to dishonor it in any way
why not just leave?
That flag has draped so many...
too many...
coffins of our returning heroes
and is all a mother/wife has to cling to.
So please remember it is not just a piece
of material ....  It is the soul of this
awesome country we call home.
In order to accept what this awesome
country has to offer you have to be
willing and compelled to accept her ways.
If you can not feel the love and pride
that America is your home land
and accept the ways of this land
then I ask that you leave
and find a land that you can have
that deep devotion to

When I look at our flag the stars
represent the very same ones that
watch over each of us from the
heavens and guide ships across
the sea and soldiers across foreign soils.

The Red
Represents the blood
that has been shed for hundreds
of years to preserve our freedom and the
passion I have for my country.

The White
Represents the pure love
God showers on each of us,
believers and non-believers,
each and every day.

The Blue
Represents the sea and skies
that for many years has carried
our brave military to far away lands
and then back to shores
that welcome them home.

And yet there are those who wish to have
it all abolished.
The Knights of Columbus
are the ones responsible for having
'Under God'
added to our pledge and to have that
removed will be a tragic tragic loss.
I am but one person but trust me
I will be heard loud and clear...

If you will notice the white bar (stripe)
supports the blue, the stars and the red bar
which to me signifies the fact
that God is the foundation
of my awesome America.


No one will take these away from me.
I will worship my God
whenever and wherever I want

I will fly our colors
with such love, pride and devotion
every single day

I will fight for my country
by the power of my pen
when and where I please.

ღ KKD ღ

Original by
Donna DeLong Matthews
(All rights reserved)
March 2004

John Wayne
The Pledge
From the CD
America Why I Love Her

Visit my Web Site
Reflections of My Heart
View All My Poems

ღ God asked me how long I planned on keeping you in my life.
I smiled and said...
How do I choose between always and forever...
But then I have found that's really not up to me... ღ

©2000 - 2022, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

monique Message from Monique - Free videos for your poetry. Check them out Go to Poetry Poem youtube channel and get the embed  
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
injoyslife Poetry by injoyslife - Feedback and critique requested.  
norrie5 Message in poetry - personalised poetry, red heartshaped bottle extra special gift for a loved one  
waterdragon Our Next Poet Laureate! YAYA! - Remarkable contemporary poetry by award-winning author of Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)  
athanase Poetry by athanase - Feedback and critique requested.  

poet5170     bonafidepoet      dreamweaver      diggerd      poetry2071  View All Poets
~^~ANOTHER OF SWEEP`S ADVENTURES~^~ I take Sweep for a walk everyday Or ... More
Added: 2023-03-30  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites