Independence

This tricolour flag, the edifice of our democracy,
that benevolently blankets us
let’s not dull its bright colours with misplaced jingoism
and let’s not stoop to delinquent chest thumping
let’s not unnecessarily flex nationalistic muscles
let’s not today have facetious verbal duels
nor indulge in schmutzwortsuche*
to hurl choicest abuses on the critics
let’s not sully the sacrifices of the martyrs
for the harvest that we reap today
nor be despondent about how things are
the country and the government are not usually synonyms
let’s be discerning citizens,behave responsibly
and not take our independence lightly!

Sadje, this multi-prompt verse is for you!

34 thoughts on “Independence

      1. Please let me know if you can’t gain access to my now Private blog–not sure whether I have to do something specific to make that happen, or if Followers automatically get past the “bouncer” ๐Ÿ™‚

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