Written beautifully by my friend, Andy Garrabrant. Please read more at aroilinpain.wordpress.com.
“Oh say can you see” does not mean
We turn a blind eye to injustice.
“By the dawn’s early light” does not mean
We can ignore our dark past.
“Proudly we hailed” does not allow us
To look down upon others with disdain.
“Twilight’s last gleaming” does not imply
Our best days are behind us.
“Broad stripes” are not labels
With which we paint our fellow man.
“Bright Stars” don’t refer to
Tinseltown tabloid headliners.
“The perilous fight” is not talking about
The two year long presidential election process.
“Over ramparts we watched” isn’t
A reference to the walls of our gated communities.
“Gallantly Steaming” is not about
Binge watching “Game of Thrones” on wifi.
“Rockets red glare” is not a commentary
On the lackluster performance of an NBA team.
“Bombs bursting in air” is absolutely not
About a demeaning sexual scenario!
“Our flag was still there” isn’t a call…
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