This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.
The American Flag
“Hat’s off!” The flag is passing by three cheers for the red, white and blue.
Bands playing marching music troops step our strong and true.
Proudly we sing our national anthem then the speaker blares, “Play ball!” We cheer the team of our nation’s pastime as we await the umpire’s call.
We salute and pledge allegiance to bright stripes and field of blue, a lovely symbol of our freedom Old Glory and our land so true.
We pray our star spangled banner may forever and ever wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave.
—Phyllis Poper, Mutual 14