An American Girl

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An American Girl

It’s better.

It doesn’t hurt so much to see it now.

It is better…

as it waves– hello– goodbye.

Moving… always in motion,

here… where the incessant wind blows.

It will never mean all it once did to me

when it was hurled high, unfurling as it rose.

I, standing at attention, my little hand raised in salute.

My heart racing, quietly screaming,

“I’m free, see, I’m free!

It is better,

constantly moving on the wind.

My heart aches less at the shame we’ve allowed;

as the one time symbol of my and the world’s

personal freedom hope and pride dances with the wind.

Changed; I now know that only a People

can make a little girl’s heart move

to salute and cry out, “See, see my Flag?!  See?!  I’m Free!  I’m Free!”

Only a People who are not blown by any wind.

Only a People ever vigilant of little girls’ freedoms…..

Copyright  2008 by JD Adam
All rights retained by Author.  An American Girl may be freely copied and freely distributed without request as long as this copyright notice remains in place.

 

 

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