Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blue on Black


EASYSTREET PROMPTS
shows
A Very Patriotic Scene.


It made me think.......


BLUE ON BLACK.

What if the blood rushed to our heads and we pulled down all the flags
And stored them under our beds somewhere in sturdy plastic bags?
What if we gave the flag-poles to people in the street,
So that they could chop them up and burn them for some heat?
What if we dropped the 'Us and Them' and simply made it 'Us'?
And then got rid of passports and borders and all that fuss?
What if our National Anthems were banished overnight
And we all sang from the same song-sheet , cream, coffee, black and white?
What if we had a new banner, just blue on a sea of black,
And forgot about Star-Spangled whatsit and the outmoded Union Jack?
We're all we've got, that's for certain, so shouldn't we all rejoice
That we're on this bright blue planet, singing with one voice?
Of course, John Lennon said it all in 'Imagine' long ago,
And since that time the world's endured increasing war and woe.
Would one flag cure our problems? That I sincerely doubt,
For human-beings are stupid; they'd find something to fight about!
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Civil War here:

5 comments:

quilly said...

Yes. They teach us in college that ethnocentrism is wrong -- after 18 years of indoctrination in our national identity.

And you are correct, there would always have to be fighting about something because humans have a psychological need to create "us" and "them" groups.

AD said...

that last line... i couldnt find a reason to disagree :)

Happy SS

Nostalgic Human

theselfloveproject said...

profound...

love it...

Bogey said...

The first arguement would be about what shade of blue should be used to represent the earth. Pity!

Perhaps, in the not too distant future, when they start killing themselves into extinction, people may get the point. Nah! Who am I kidding.

Kat said...

Jeeez, what a profound thought.

This poem should be published in all newspapers and sent to all Presidents and PMs, to consider..!!