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  • 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
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