Poetry of Kansas

Our Flag

I will tell you a story;
One that is true
About the flag of America,
The Red, White and Blue.
She is as pure as the lily
That blooms the world o'er
An olive in peace and a hero in war;
Has no yellow streaks around her
        forty-eight stars.
We call her Old Glory
For the battles she's won.
She is respected today
By every nation under the sun.
For Freedom and Liberty
That has taken ages to win
Over the military power
Of tyrannical kings.
Three cheers for Old Glory
Again and again;
She waves proudly today
Over the Rhine.
To our Creator in heaven
Who guided our sons
This eleventh day of November
We dedicate to Him. Absence - A poem by J. P. Dunn  

The Plains Poems in Kansas
J. P. Dunn
(Independence: --. 19??)
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