Ten Flags


Ten Flags
by Blind Man at the Gate
(This poem is mostly true)

Today I saw ten flags in ten minutes
Of the stars and stripes variety
Three were flown from churches
With marquees that said things like
“Celebrate Freedom”
Five were flown in front of banks
The biggest one waved proudly above a
Perkins Restaurant
(Omelettes starting at $6.99)
The highest one flew atop a
Of the Supercenter variety
(Open 24 hrs)
Ain’t this America
With liberty and justice and omelettes
And low mortgage refinancing for all
Freedom is what it’s called
Freedom is what it’s about
Freedom is what we’re fighting for
Just remember buckaroo
Freedom isn’t free
It starts at $6.99
With 7.39% APR financing
(Rates adjust annually thereafter)
O say!
Does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave
Churches and Banks and Perkins and Wal-Mart?
Freedom© made in America®
Freedom of religion and commerce and omelette
Freedom to buy cheap apparel made in Guatemala
I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘Neath the Red, White and Blue
Support our troops
Buy American. Save Jobs.
Financing options available
Today I saw ten flags in ten minutes