Paul the Lion

(Born in the fall of his 19th year / Comin' home to a place he'd never been before)

Old Glory


Old Glory, O how you have changed

You were born a symbol of revolution
So righteously respected and divine
An emblem of progressive democracy

A standard for ethical yankees everywhere during the Civil War
And your proudest, greatest, most dignified moment came on Iwo Jima
Where Ira Hayes, a Native American, helped raise you

But now you're hanging on Wall Street
And flying atop McDonald's and Wal-Mart
While standing for the contemporary fascism of this Administration

Although I will never burn you
At least I don't think I will
I'll proudly fly you upside down, for all the world to see

Submitted: Saturday, March 11, 2006

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  • Samantha lynn (3/24/2006 1:06:00 PM)

    : Smiles: Paul this was cute! I loved it.. You are the greatest Love ya

    Love Sam: : Wiggles: : Sorry had to do that bored out of my mind: Love the poem: (Report) Reply

  • Michael Troy Buffo (3/22/2006 12:27:00 AM)

    Honestly. How obvious does it have to be? I haven't saluted our iconic banner in 20 years. Hell, most of 'em are made in China and Korea, anyway! (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Spencer (3/19/2006 2:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for the memory paul I can see where you are coming from, the world is changing so much.I liked the poem very much cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

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