THANK GOD FOR THE RED WHITE BLUE—-AND GRAY!
A SALUTE TO AMERICA –RED, WHITE BLUE—- AND GRAY!
Welcome to Patriotism 101
We're glad you came today;
Before you dismiss us graying seniors
Here'sa word on the Red,White Blue and Gray.
Although we may be a bit gray headed
And prefer driving in the slower land
We still get to where we're going
And Old Glory's honor is still our aim.
Although America's Torch of Liberty is burning low
We must raise it up much higher—
You can count on the Red, White Blue and Gray
We're here fueling Freedom's fire.
We fought in Korea and Viet Nam
We won World War II too—-
We fought for the freedom of America
The brave Red, White and blue.
Socialm is not America's goal
We're taking our nation back
Back to freedom, back to God
No more skidding off America's track.
So now although we're older
And our fringes may be gray—
We the people plan to redeem our land
so won't you come and join us today.
Let's sing louder the Star Spangled Banner
Let's sing America the Beautiful too–
Let some tears roll down your cheeks
Many brave soldiers have died for America too.
Honor America's Pledge of Allegiance
Help defend the soul of America today–
Put your right hand over your heart
Thanking God for the Red, White, Blue and Gray!
2012 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets