Pride and prestige, the American dream
What that is you see of us, on the evening news.
To our reputation, inflicts one hell of a bruise.
What we want you to know, is that those insurgents.
Do not reflect all of our views.
This is damage beyond belief, we, as Americans, all lose.
So, now, down memory lane, I want you to cruise.
Remember that we were all Patriots, as a child.
Reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance" to our Flag.
Our Flag, an American would have never defiled.
Hand over heart, we recite those words.
At the beginning of each day in school.
A sacred moment, not a time to clown around.
Or play the fool.
We were Patriots, our Country.
And its Constitution were cool.
We were ONE nation.
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
One nation, Under God, Indivisible,
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
(still a dream)?
By JD. Bardo