why can’t you see,
what disrespecting Old Glory is doing to thee?
There’s no law or punishment
for breaking the Flag Code rules,
but by choosing to do so makes you look like such fools.
Show Old Glory respect
for it’s the thing to do,
while choosing to protest her speaks volumes about you.
During our national anthem is not the right time or place,
to perform your little spectacle
it really shows such poor taste.
Today we share a freedom denied to many others on Earth,
and I sit here thinking
do you even realize it’s worth?
United we’ll stand
but divided we’ll fall,
so let’s put our differences aside once and for all.
Lynn B. Slemons, Spring Mills