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I am the Star- Spangled Banner

                I am beautiful and proud

People salute when I pass by

                As I wave above the crowd


I symbolize Patriotism

                Of your great U.S.A.

And reign above your Capitol

                Where I’m displayed every day


I guard government functions

                Grace courts, schools, and halls

I fly high in parks and playgrounds

   And wave above your malls


I waved above your battles

                ‘Til brave soldiers won the wars

And they brought me home in Glory

                To the U.S.A.’s great shores


The history of America

                Is all wrapped up in me

I stand for many freedoms

                I stand for Unity


I am regal in my colors

                For all the world to see

And everywhere that I’m displayed

                I wave majestically


So stand tall when I’m in view

                And hold your head up high

For I’m a banner to respect

                Forever may I fly


8/16/88         Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck


4’th … Arkansas NPD 1995

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        NO GOD?


Sceptics say “There is no God”

They’re wrong, He’s everywhere

I need but open nature’s door

To see His wonders there


The velvet in a petaled rose

A butterfly’s bright hue

The sun’s warm rays upon my face

And sparkling drops of dew                                                     

A rainbow on a summer day      

A cooling mid-day rain         

Moonlight’s dusky golden glow

On earth’s great counterpane

Snow-capped mountains touching sky

With valley’s down below

An ocean with it’s white capped waves

And streams where willows grow


No God? With all this beauty

How foolish can they be

He’s ever present in our lives

How sad, they cannot see


11/20/99     Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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