Del “Abe” Jones

FLAG DAY AND INDEPENDENCE DAY

“They’re fighting now about our Flag
Some say that, “It’s alright to burn it!”
But our History’s reached another page
And the time has quickly come to turn it.

We have people marching in the streets
Who wave flags from some foreign land
They want the same Rights as you and I
Like that’s what, our Forefathers planned?

Some want a two language Nation
To speak English, and “that other one”
They want to steal all our identities
And probably will, before they’re done.

Some crimes that seem to be the worst
Are the ones who get the least of time
But it’s some judges on the bench
Who really commit the worst crime.

We have a broken justice (?) system
That puts molesters back out on the street
And churches who condone those sins
To make our great Society complete.

We are being sold to the lowest bidder
Our jobs are being outsourced “over there”
They don’t have to Fight, they’ll just buy us
And it seems, nobody seems to care!

We spend billions in foreign aid
“To make the World, a better place!” (?)
They take all those dollars greedily
And then, they’ll slap us in the face.

We went from having money in the bank
To the worst deficit in our history
While the rich keep getting richer
At the cost of those like you and me.

We have seniors, the poor, and young
Who don’t have the basic Human needs
Like food and shelter and healthcare
And that plants some very bitter seeds.

It seems we care more about others
Than trying to take care of our own
Especially those who hold our purse strings
Most who, hard times they’ve never known.

Twenty-five hundred Warriors killed
With more added each and every day
And thousands more hurt and maimed
While some say, “The price we must pay!”

But most those who send them off to War
Are not the ones who pay that cost
It’s not their loved ones sent away
Who might not return, who are lost.

We were misled or led astray
But that’s a whole other story
The real truth, while in waging Wars
There is never any Truth or Glory.

We People must all be appeased
And made to think we’re doing good
That in the end it will all be worth it
And would be a nice change if it would.

But the killing of our fellow Man
Has always been the Human way
Always fueled by greed and power
No matter, what else they may say.

Those who penned our Constitution
Are probably turning in disgust
As our Rights are disappearing
And it’s wrong (?), “In God We Trust!”

Our Independence is being hijacked
By a Government that has gone wild
Who say they know what’s best for us
And treat us all, like some stepchild.

That “By and For the People!”
Is the way it was always meant to be
But the way things have been going
Takes from, this “Land Of The Free!”

Even when we try to speak our mind
Most of them will turn a deaf ear
Say, “No, we know what’s good for you!”
Or, “That’s not what we want to hear!”

Someday, with a day of reckoning
We will all wonder, “What went wrong?
When we used to be the Greatest Nation
And were still Free, and Proud, and Strong!”