piece of cloth, with its overlay
and interplay of saintly crosses,
is so officious
and proud in its red, white and blue,
curling its tail
against the winds of change.
When it stands together
with a commonwealth of banners,
it waves on the skies of the world*.
Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2018
My response to Poets United Midweek Motif ~ National Flag(s)
Susan says flags are beautiful and reminds us that many of us sing patriotic songs in front of flags. She asks has given us some inspirational quotations and poems to help us write new poems about a nation’s flag and what it stands for, including a description of the flag in our poems.
*“When you set a good example to the world, you become a flag
waving on the skies of the entire world!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan