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our pledge

what is it worth, our pledge?
I died defending our colors
and anthem
watch my friends burn, bake
for the sake of freedom
their twisted bodies caught in
unspeakable and absurd positions
sacrificed for the republic
for which it stands
what god would watch over
a nation such as ours
built on the blood and subjugation
of those weaker in numbers
or constitution, slavery of the
red, white and black, both sexes,
all so a few white men could
have a couple thousand acres
apiece
to stretch their weary legs
after having committing sedition
breaking apart from their oppressors
to become oppressors
making promises along the way
about equality
as long as you are worthy
about freedom among the
creeks who howl at the moon
asking for forgiveness, having insulted
the great father, indivisible they said
but we have been in pieces
from the beginning, trying to defend
two fronts, two coasts, two sides
right and wrong
written by those with the most
gunpowder and arms to shoot

and while we stand with our arms
across our chest, assimilating,

the trees have become emaciated
grass bowed to the will of steel and iron
and boot, maple traded for marble
waters run dry, o say can you see
no pledge made by this country
has ever been upheld

and we continue to march forward
dripping with liberty and justice for all
bled from the veins of the earth herself
therein lies the red upon our flag

and we look toward the sun, waiting
anxiously for her to rise once more
angry as she is, basting us with her
vengeful rage, leaving us with the pale
blue cataract sky, bleeding with the coming
night, there you see blue of our flag

the blindness, the nothing, the emptiness
and the brilliance of it all, bending toward
the black hole that is our future, paraded
by men, blinded by their pride and ego, there
is the white of our flag

it is my flag too, I suffer it as one born under
its shadow, have fought defending it, have
died demanding respect on its behalf and have
been buried covered by it
my requiem, a pledge of allegiance
but what is worth, our pledge?
how many more?

our pledge

kutkolors

Joined April 2008

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Artist's Description

The US is not the only fallible country. The US is not the only country that is corrupt. The US is not the sole harbinger of death.

The US has horribly incomplete textbooks when it comes to its history.

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