Letter to the Editor:
To the Editor:
I wrote this poem years ago, but the events of the past week prompted me to consider it once again.
Red White and Blue in the Darkness
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.
The stars and stripes is draped
From the front porch this dark morning.
Illumined by floodlight,
Casting a shadow shape of unfurled fabric.
The gallant, pure white light of truth
Seeks to push back the darkness.
Seek to wrest that flag from the hand of “Liberty
And Justice for All.”
To wrap that flag around themselves,
And in so doing to subvert all that is sacred in Democracy
To the dark forces of power and influence.
May the forces that seek to use freedom
To their own ends be recognized for their self-serving intent.
And may the light of Truth shine through the darkness
To illuminate the difficult path which lies before us.
We seek Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Justice.