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Poetry by Robert Stone: To show the hope

To show the hope
- a villanelle for the least of these
Because I fought to keep this nation free
From everything that evil wrought,
This flag belongs to me.

I learned the lesson at my parent's knee
Of self-respect because I fought
To keep this nation free.

My land is one of great diversity
And while I guard the right to thought,
This flag belongs to me.

I hear the calls from lands beyond the sea
To rise again because I fought
To keep this nation free.

All lands are one though customs disagree
But while I hold the truths I ought,
This flag belongs to me.

I love the symbols making silent plea
To show the least the hope blood bought
Because I fought to keep this nation free.
This flag belongs to me!

-Robert Stone, 15 August 2010
The next earlier poetry by Robert Stone: Not Known a sonnet written for the birthday of Mandy Bailey

This story was posted on 2010-08-15 14:45:50
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