The 4th of July

A Poem by The True Patriots

The flag right or wrong–wrong
The nation right or wrong-wrong

The patriot is not a patriot if right or wrong is right
Nationalism is a disease if right or wrong is right.

The making of a nation is more than fireworks and bar-b-ques,
it’s an empathy for others, a world view, a selflessness.

This fourth, take a moment for religious freedom,
freedom of speech, freedom of the press,

and get a better understanding of what freedom is–
but know this: for us to be free, so should every nation,
every flag, every patriot no matter where they live.

We should be the Peace Corp of the world, not tyrants disguised as police.