Pride in our Country-no matter what the name

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Pride in our people

As an American, I feel pride in the Red, White, and Blue of our flag. But the colors aren’t the reason, the people are the reason. I know that most of you out there have pride in your Country, State, Province, Borough or Town no matter what the colors of the flag that represents it. So here is a tribute to everyone, from everywhere, to glow with pride for their part of the world.

Flags are reminders

It isn't the flag we have pride in, but the people the flag represents! Our people, our country, our world.

The Pride we Feel

The pride we feel, we don’t always show,

Until someone causes our family woe.

Then we rally, our pride renewed.

And the enemies become very few.

Lately, though, our pride has faltered.

Have we had our pride altered?

No, just dampened a bit from the rain of wit,

Others thought would fix our fading bit.

But we don’t need colors or calls to raise our pride,

Just the right kind of people before us to stride.

Our pride isn’t in the colors, but in all the people,

Who may be shy, brave, caring, young, or feeble.

The people make our Country Grand!

The people make our Pride to Stand!

Note to any representative of the people:

The people do have pride and if you push them too far they will fight back. Before you act, like when you teach your children, think about what could happen. Then take the better ending path for a happier future.

© 2012 Cheryl Simonds

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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

Awesome write...you got it ...The " Flags" are only memorable symbals of what the country has endured....


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thank you kj, I am so glad you understood the meaning. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Pride in your country is important...but pride in your people is more important yeah? Outrageously funny video btw :)

Cheers


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thank you, carter06, I truly believe pride in your people is much more important--glad you liked the video.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Awesome writing and poem, cherlyone!! Beautifully put!! : ) Voted up, of course!


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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

dreamseeker2, Thank you so much for the kind words and the votes.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

I love your poem! You said it with so much dignity and truth. : ) Had to be voted up and awesome!


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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks dreamseeker2, I appreciate the votes and the support.

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