Mary Ryan

Rookie (april 7,1961 / Kansas City, MO)

Betsy's Poem - Poem by Mary Ryan

Have you heard the news?
We’ve declared ourselves free
And now such a task
Is entrusted to me
To make our new flag
With needle and thread
The colors that are chosen
Blue, white and red
So here I sit
A seamstress by trade
And this flag I sew
The most important I’ve made
My stitches must be tight
Or it will ravel and fray
And not fly so proud
When it’s unfurled each day
Now back to my task
The light’s fading fast
So much to do
Before it’s finished at last

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

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