Kneel or Stand?

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This is both view points on the flag issue. I’m not stating my opinion, just trying to bring to light both sides of the equation.



 

This is silly man, why u got do it

Disrespecting the men that fought for every bit of it

Why take a knee instead paying respect, man

Come on be proud during our country’s anthem

 

I can’t I’m sorry I’m doin what I think is right

 

By turning your back on those who gave their lives to fight

 

Hold it let me say my piece

I mean no disrespect to our military

I’m simply protesting for what is right

Trying to get America to reunite

 

NO you”re not, your splitting it apart

 

You want me to leave things how they are?

 

Yes america is free leave it at that

 

What about the our policing beating up them blacks

 

Our country’s no perfect but this disrespect is shit

Come on man, these people your dissing sure aint appreciating it

Your makin millions, and what do you

You’re pissing of those who fought to make this country free for you

 

Look I’m not “dissing” them when I take a knee

I’m just peacefully protesting police brutality

When people respond, they’re just overreacting

I’m being verbally put through hell, but I’m coming out laughing

Stop being your so called noble, don’t give me this hate

Let me do my thing and make our country a better place

 

I can’t this is literally offensive

 

Don’t you just think you’re kinda being sensitive

 

Why you gotta be on this side of the controversy

 

Why can’t you stop just being a little sissy

 

Are we going to go this way

Come on we’ve been friends since 1st grade

 

I sorry but this choice was hard and now your making it harder

 

And so you're responding by pushing me further

 

I still wish we could be like we used to be

 

Then just stop dissing our military

 

Our country's messed up man, don’t u wanna fix it

 

Sure, I guess, but we gotta find another initiative

 

This is peaceful, it’s not creating any harm

 

What are you talking about, this is causing tons of alarm

Didn’t your parents ever tell you to be respectful

Cuz what you're doing, let me just say it’s a mouthful

 

Slow down, your jumping to conclucsions

 

No your whole “speech” is just called confusion

You say you’re helping make this country better for you and me

But you’re doing this by disrespecting those you set America free

 

Look calm down, I’ve made my choice

I don’t really need to hear your voice

 

So you’ve finally chosen your path

Yep I am who I am

 

Well i guess we need to diverge and go our separate ways

 

Cuz of a disagreement on what to do when the flag waves

 

Yeah I got to trust my gut

To part ways with one stuck in this muck

 

So this is what we’re doing, this is finally it.

 

Sorry, but yes, I won’t be disrespected


Submitted: March 14, 2019

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I like your poem. I appreciate people who try to see both sides of an argument. I was also torn on this one but I have to say that I probably side with Kapernick on it. He wasn't peacefully protesting and I think patriotism has many flavors, not just waving the flag. It got people's attention and there does seem to be an issue with police brutality. Anyway, thanks for posting. I realize it was awhile ago but it's still timely.

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