Today’s afternoon was not like the others
The sky colors were light blue, red orange, and gray
Memories from the past visit me into the present
Every day before classes started
Other kids and I used to stand still
In front of the flag with our hands in our hearts
All at once out loud
We used to pledge to the flag of the United States of America
And there it was, hidden in my memory
“I pledge alliance to the flag of the United States of America
And for the republic for which stands, one nation, one God,
Indivisible with Liberty and justice for all”
And somehow I began to cry wishing myself to get back to that place
Where I used to pledge to the flag and then play.
By: Alegnat Fontanez
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