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WE STAND

Through the pledge, through the anthem,

we stand . . . to honor our flag.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who gave their all.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who served for liberty.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who in blue serve our justice.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who in red serve our safety.
We stand to honor, to honor those
families that grieve.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who began liberty’s heritage.
We stand to honor, to honor those
who put our lives above their own.
We stand to honor, to honor our flag,
to honor heritage of service sacrifice.© 
09-27-2017 

Roger W Hancock
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High Pride
by Roger W Hancock

Our American flag we fly,

vigilance keeps her nigh.
May our liberty never die,
in pride we fly her high.
 
© 06-08-2014 Roger W Hancock

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Living Symbol

                    
  
by Roger W Hancock

 


‘Stars and Stripes’ are a
symbol…
symbol of true liberty.
Circled declaration of thirteen stars,
thirteen stripes in unity.
A living symbol, living banner,
yet the vigilance be ours.
American veterans from rebellion,
to those serving now,
honored by our living flag, whatever,
stars have flown in past.
Thirteen stars to fifty stars,
each are valid, flying free.
America’s standard banner’s diligence,
grows within our vigilance;
living symbol of blood served,
symbol of our liberty.

 
©  6-01-2014 
Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com 
Author’s Note: I had just raised a
thirteen star “Betsy Ross” flag on my pole the day before
writing “Living Symbol.”

 

    
 

Our
Flag

            
   by Roger W Hancock

Our
country’s flag, a banner heralds,

equality
learned, equality seeks.

Represents
created rights,

out
of oppression came foresight.

Our
nation’s flag may not be liked,

but
has respect through out the world.

Power
exists when premise just,

victory
came when right entrust.

The
colors evoke the pride in us.

Patriotism;
red, white and blue.

Right
prevails when self, denied,

then
rights for all are fortified.
 

 
©  6-16-2001

 Roger
W Hancock  

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“Red is for
Bravery”;

blood
shed in sacrifice.
Freedom came with lives the price.
   
“White is for
Liberty”;

freedom’s purity.
Life be free from God’s decree.

“Blue
is for Justice”;    

as
vast as the sky.
Over freedom’s land to occupy.

©  12-22-2001
Roger
W Hancock  www.PoetPatriot.com 

  
 

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Our
Pride, Our Flag

                    
  
by Roger W Hancock

The American Flag means much to all,

opportunity for some, to better their lot.

Life in freedom the dream to live out,

ponder the Red, White and Blue.

Sacrifice of blood the seed of liberty,

responsibility to all to keep the treasure.

Fight or vote your duty is sure.

Pay tribute to the Red, White and Blue.

Bravery in sacrifice displayed by red,

purity of liberty, shown in white.

Justice for all within the blue.

Freedom colors; Red, White and Blue.

One star now for each of fifty states,

First thirteen states one stripe for each.

Unity in diversity is our union’s strength.

Power shown in the Red, White and Blue.

The union of white stars on blue,

when flag displayed, is on the left.

Red, white stripes stretching right.

Display it right the Red, White and Blue.

As we read from left to right,

display the flag to prominent left.

When on the platform it’s to your right.

Salute with pride the Red, White and Blue.

The American Flag the pride of all,

of conservative right to liberal left.

Consider freedom, consider truth,

do it proud for the Red, White and Blue.

 
©  12-23-2001
Roger
W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com 

 

Liberty Symbolic

               
     by Roger W Hancock

On the pole atop, above,

a standard, banner heralds.

Waving, flapping spread by wind,

majestic in itself,
representing liberty.

Rights to those who
enjoy,

freedom, liberty,
embodied.

Flying high, symbolic
cloth waves,

respect of the premise,
our flag salute.

Standing tall on Ellis
Island,

the statute of our Lady
Liberty.

Freedom’s flame and
dated book,

a tribute gift to depict
our land of liberty.

Immigrants seeking
rights,

opportunity availed by
freedom.

Welcoming world’s
downtrodden,

adorned to remind all,
of our freedom.

Quietly setting no
longer ring,

freedom’s tocsin our
Liberty Bell.

Quietly reminds with
crack to proclaim,

price once paid yet
still a price for liberty.

Ding, dong; hear the
ring,

freedom, responsibility
defends.

Liberty remains when we
maintain,

and pay the continual
cost for our liberty.

Tribute to the God of
all,

freedom for each to
worship.

From the alpha came our
freedom,

on our value tokens, “In
God We Trust”.

 
© 3-20-2002 Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com

   
Pride’s Flag

    by Roger W Hancock

Red
soiled sacrifice.

White
freedom rights.

Blue
equitable skies.

Colors
now emblazoned,

represents
a righteous nation.

Truth
on which to stand,

diversity
over this great land.

America,
land of free,

world’s
true land of liberty.

No
other nation compares,

generosity
shows the care.

Statue
of Liberty a gift,

symbol
sentry freedom’s shift.

Scrutiny
of freedom’s eye,

eagle’s
eye of liberty… aye, aye.

Captains
of our destiny,

freedom’s
responsibility.

Of
this land I sing,

sweetness
on freedom wings.

Together
free society,

with
our individuality.

Sewn
in colored hue,

pride
displayed on staff,

our
red, white, and blue.

© September 13, 2003 Roger
W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com

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One
Flag

            
by Roger W
Hancock

 One
flag over one land,

one
flag, our ever-loving freedom.

One
flag evangelize,

one
flag to teach world peace.

One
flag alone stands tall,

one
flag in righteousness.

One
flag when tattered shows,

one
flag over struggling rights.

One
flag of history’s pride,

one
flag over any other.

One
flag, remembrance,

one
flag, freedom’s sacrifice.

One
flag alone stands tall,

one
flag; the red, white, and blue.

One
flag, one heart, one hand,

one
flag over this great land.

One
flag in protest fly,

one
flag, responsible liberty.

One
flag, my God allows,

one
flag, my worship free.

One
flag, Old Glory,

one
flag, American banner.

One
flag, one nation’s flag;

I
pledge to this one flag.

Ó June 15, 2003
Roger
W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com

     

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Red
White and Blue

                 
       
by Roger W Hancock

Stars and
Stripes,
clear blue skies,
reminding glorious blessings,
wind whipped, waving free.
Grand flag silhouette, sunset
red,
reminding Scarlet price paid.
Wind whipped, waving free.
Banner, white puffed clouds,
highlighting Nation’s glory.
Wind whipped, waving free.
Stars and Stripes, clear free
skies.

Ó
April 23, 2003 Roger W
Hancock
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Glory’s
Blossom

            
by Roger W Hancock

Old
Glory a brilliant sight

flying
free in winded waves.

Watch
the blue, white stars flicker,

at
each rippled gust of wind.

Rippled
stripes of waving bars,

by
stripes, by trial, flies free.

Old
Glory U.S. ensign,

banner
proudly raised.

Bud
of sprouted liberty,

sacrifice,
bravery, purity.

America’s
land of liberty;

forever
freedom blossoms.

©
August 26, 2004  Roger W
Hancock  www.PoetPatriot.com

 

 
Colors Fast

 
by Roger W Hancock

Three
colors represent,

sacrifice
of men, who spent,

life
and lives for colors fast.

You…
I in freedom see,

Colors
fast in liberty.

Red
blood bravery spills,

Young
patriot lives.

White,
righteous purity;

Under
God’s sovereignty.

Blue,
true to allegiance;

Prevails
American justice.

American
flag of liberty;

Red,
white stripes, thirteen,

White
stars against blue sky.

Standard
banner waves,

Freely
fly in open skies.

©
Copyright
June 9, 2004 Roger W Hancock

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Shining
Flight

          
by Roger W Hancock

This
banner to which I salute,

Embodies
the liberty, I enjoy.

Thirteen
stars now fifty shine,

Two
centuries greatness grown.

Flag
shines as a steeple’s cross,

Sacrifice
of brave men’s death.

Standard
symbol of liberty,

To
the world, freedom flow.

Flag
raised and lowered half,

I
pay respect to patriot gone.

Freely
fly without oppression,

May
I never, take for granted.

Ó

Copyright March 5, 2004 Roger W
Hancock

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Thirteen
Folds
     

                  
rewritten by Roger W Hancock

In
folding America’s flag, not many know the meaning,

Tribute
to early society’s social principle values.

Held
in respect, stretched flat, freedom’s sentry standard.

Life’s
symbol folded first, lateral first in half.

Parallels
the ground once folded, that one day we will too,

Symbolize
eternal life belief, we half the flag again.

Veterans
gift; portion of lives, defending free America,

World
peace enforced, angled thirdly folded . . . honors.

Angle
fourth, our weaker nature, trusting God,

To
Him turn in peace, in war, for His, divine guidance.

Fifth
a tribute; America’s might, “May she always be right:

But
it is still our country right or wrong.” [Stephan Decatur]

Angled
sixth lay our hearts with we pledge allegiance,

“to
the flag, of the United States of America,

and
to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,

indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.”

Armed
Forces, seventh fold salute, protects our country’s flag,

From
enemies, found within, without, free Republic boundaries.

“Valley
of the shadow of death,” entered, to see the light of day,

Eighth
crease honors mothers, whom it flies on Mother’s Day. 

Ninth
tribute made, womanhood: faith, love, loyalty, devotion;

Molded
character of men and women who made this country great.

Tenth
tribute given father, patriot offers sons and daughters,

From
birth for liberty, defending America, “sea to shining sea.”

Eleventh
fold represents bottom of Kings David and Solomon’s seal,

Glorify
in the Hebrews’ eye, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Eternity
and Glory twelfth fold presents, in eyes of Christendom,

God
the Father, His Son Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Stars
uppermost, remember our motto, “In God We Trust,”

Thirteen
folds, completed task, in reverence, flag now folded.

Ready
for rest in folded state, triangle banner; cocked hat,

Reminds
us: soldiers, sailors . . . marines that served,

Under
General George Washington, Captain John Paul Jones.

Those
that follow since through peace and war, have served…

For
our liberty . . . rights and privileges . . . we enjoy today.

©
March 14, 2004 Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com 

 


Responsibility
Raised

        by
Roger W Hancock

Bronze
sculpted eagle perched on single pole,
sentry, flag’s mount secured by twisted rope.
Eagle, symbol sentry of our nation’s pride,
with flag majestic flies; liberty love reveres.
Red, white, and blue, two centuries still new,
call to world’s oppressed, “Freedom Lives.”
Braided rope maintains “Old Glory’s” flight,
liberty premise intact, responsibility kept.
Rope braid, twisted strength; flag’s mount,
unfettered freedom endangers frail liberty.
Eagle eyes scrutinize each and every right;
righteous responsibility, our liberty’s flag.
Raised high one right against all other rights,
hand over hand lowered rope; banner raise.

©

Copyright
February 23, 2004 Roger W Hancock www.PoetPatriot.com 

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Liberty Hue
by Roger W Hancock
Red, white
and blue;
serving freedom true.
Military personnel serve,
 bravely in lieu of you.

Protect from coups

Constitution not new.
Flying free, look, observe,
as first light winds blew new.

Loyalty enthuse,

liberty not ensue.
Responsibility serves,
sunrise birth new debut.

Loyalties not swerve

each morning to review.
Fly our national nerve,
colors imbue each hue.
©
September 20, 2011  Roger W Hancock,
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I Wave
My Flag

by Roger W HancockOn Flag Day, I wave my flag,

flag of American liberty.
Independence day, of course, I’ll wave,
birthday of our liberty.
Memorial day my flag will wave,
lives now gone for liberty.
Veteran’s day I’ll wave it too,
for all who serve for liberty.
Other days my flag conveys,
pride, appreciation of liberty.
I need no reason to wave my flag,
I wave my flag in
liberty.

© 9-16-2009 Roger W Hancock,


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