Sunday, July 18, 2010

A poem for July 4th

Editor's note: If there is anything positive about being a refugee it has to be the fact that refugees embody great diversity, speak different languages, experience diverse cultures, etc. Somalis in particular amaze me with their ability to adopt two different cultures and intertwine them to make one.

I swear to forever
Protect you
Love you
Praise you
Wash you
Believe you
Defend you
Kiss you
Feel you
Wave you
Watch you
And Love you
The bright flag
Of the United States
With 13 red stripes
Thirteen white stripes
And the fifty stars
In the squared blue- shade
Be powerful forever
Be dominant forever
Never become vulnerable
To your weak enemies

Faisal Abdi
Copyright © 2010

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