Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Am a Patriot

I am a patriot.

I can't sing the national anthem without choking up.
I make no apologies.
I am a patriot.

I joined the military, accepting no money for college,
because I wanted to serve my country.
I am a patriot.

I have traveled to many countries, and have come to understand,
there is no place like home.
I am a patriot.

I do not support flag burning.
I believe if you don't like it, you can (and should) leave.
I am a patriot.

I still cry at the memory of 9/11.
Mourning mingles with outrage that demands justice.
I am a patriot.