Star Spangled

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

E.M.’s RWP~ #227 Prompt Word: UNWAVERING

O say does that star-spangled
banner yet wave*
Or has the unwavering pursuit
of money and power stilled
Your Stars and Stripes
denying your loyal citizens
of their God-given rights

And the star-spangled banner
in triumph doth wave* across a nation decimated by unwavering belief
in a statute misconstrued
to cause chaos and pain
To bring glory to the Godless
leaving the rest to fight and beg

A people we constructed this nation
unwaveringly built on principle
and pride denied the Indigenous
their land and quelling their souls
Now our own bell does toll
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave*

*Excerpts from The Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key


      1. Thank you as well, for always wonderful thoughts and postings. xx Michael

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  1. Brilliant use of the prompt, Ami. I love this. I am going to reblog this one on my personal site.

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      1. You’re welcome 🤗

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  2. Reblogged this on The Voice of the Voiceless and commented:
    This was a brilliant use of my prompt word “unwavering”, and I wanted to share it with all of my followers. It’s the tone of our country, and it is the awareness that we are all in need of to work on curing the ills of our past and present, along with making sure the future looks better than it does now.
    In community,

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    1. Thank you E.M. I’m honored. 🙏

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      1. You’re most welcome! I think my followers there will enjoy the poem as much as I do 🙂

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  3. A brilliantly written forward-looking piece. There is much to be done on my side of the pond too.

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  4. Thank you so very much Keith. Your comments are always greatly appreciated. 🙏


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