Where is my Freedom?

A poem for Flag Day 2020

 

WHERE IS MY FREEDOM?

Is it flying high in the sky and gallantly streaming?

 

WHERE IS MY FREEDOM?

Is it hanging from my porch upside down in distress?

 

WHERE IS MY FREEDOM?

Or, is it a gravel pit marker in the ground being filled with litter and debris?

 

The photo above was taken by me today along the W&OD trail on the border between Falls Church City and Arlington, Virginia. The area is referred to as Veterans Commons and there are at least three markers and memorials. This one struck me the most today. I thought of our National Anthem, the sign of distress and the flag on the ground. Where is my freedom?

 

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