Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Better Pledge for America

Huh, I left this in my drafts folder so long I don't even remember how I came up with it. I was having some kind of a dream, and I think the scenario arose from it that someone in authority was trying to force someone in their charge to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. I awoke with a fragmentary version of what was said instead, which after spending a few days working over it in my head, this is what I came up with:

I pledge myself to no idol,
of cloth or wood or stone.
I pledge myself in war no more,
than I must to defend my own.

I pledge myself to no empire,
of land or air or sea.
I pledge myself to God alone, and
His handmaiden, Liberty.

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