The Pledge We Take

“I pledge allegiance to the flag”, as I do every morning in first period. Not concerned with anything else, not even curious.  “Of the United States of America”, the country I was born and raised in. Sheltered in my own existence, not foreseeing a tailspin.  “And to the Republic for which it stands”,  the government to which I underrate. As it is always there for me, but with a mistake, I berate.  “One Nation”, filled to the brim with endless possibilities. Opposed to those, only offering deep- seated hostilities.  “Under God”,  the man in our books and on our bills. Who has influenced many,  through many tests and drills.  “Indivisible”,  or unable to be broken up. In the toughest of times, serving as our back- up.  “With liberty and justice for all”, is our daily guarantee. That we are all here together, to which I wholeheartedly agree.  Many find it cumbersome, this daily repetition.  But it keeps the individual whole, and gives the whole a mission.  

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country


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