Poem from “Theater of Life”

It Means Much More

A banner often slighted

as it blows in the breeze

taken for granted

and pledged in the line of duty;

it isn’t just a symbol for



and a nation proud and strong,

it means much more to me.

It’s the loss of a brother,

a soldier to the end.

Letters from him

said he didn’t understand

but he fought for his country

in a foreign land;

others turned

and blamed the nation,

he struggled for freedom

and for peace.

The flag isn’t just a symbol

it means much more to me.