Sunday, June 14, 2009

Inspired Need, Flag Day 2009


Beyond the wrath
of injustice
discrimination
recrimination
Beyond the cry
of pain
prejudice
desolation
Is the life
spirit
and soul
in celebration
Beyond the dark shadows
of doubt and fear
Beyond the hurt and woeful tear
Is the flow of joy
in God’s grace near
Inspired need calls
within the silence of our souls
Inspired need whispers
within the chambers of our heart
Inspired need echoes
upon the path of our way
Inspired need sings
in freedom lived this day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


In the United States, Flag Day , celebrated on June 14th commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

The presentation by Betsy Ross of the first American flag to George Washington.

The Birth of Old Glory, c1917, Edward Percy Moran, 1862-1935.

Inspired Need, Rose Marie Raccioppi, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Publish America, June 2008.



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4 comments:

  1. "Inspired Need" is a beautiful concept. I enjoyed your poem very much. Happy Flag Day, Rose Marie - and thank you for the OPS mention.

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  2. Thank you Sandra. I just returned from a community gathering in celebration of Flag Day and was the featured poet. The posted poem was well received. Your blog is now posted as a "hot link."

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  3. Rose Marie - This is a wonderful poem. I'm a Canadian, but I certainly share in your expression of freedom.
    When I was very young, my parents took me on a tour of parts of the U.S. around Washington D.C. and the surrounding region. I have been to Betsy Ross's house. I think each nation feels a very strong connection to what their flag represents. This was a perfect poem for this day.

    Kat

    P.S. Thanks for your comment on "Donkey Day". Henceforth I will be following you now and would be pleased if you would consider following me.

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  4. Kat, A pleasure and an honor - follower I am. Revisited and came aboard!

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