September 16th, 2001, 05:29 PM
My Name Is
I am the flag of the
United States of America.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I stand side by side with the Maple Leaf on the worlds longest undefended border.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.
I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.
When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected -- and I am feared.
I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years. I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox. I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France,
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam. Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me,
I was there.
I led my troops, I was dirty, battle worn and tired,
but my soldiers cheered me And I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free. It does not hurt,
for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my country. And when it's by those whom I've served in battle -- it hurts.
But I shall overcome -- for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours. But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded
comrades on the battlefield, When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier, Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud.
MY NAME IS OLD GLORY LONG MAY I WAVE
September 16th, 2001, 06:46 PM
Not one mention of GOD.
"THY TERRIBLENESS HATH DECEIVED THEE, AND THE PRIDE OF THINE HEART, O THOU DWELLEST IN THE CLEFTS OF THE ROCK, THAT HOLDEST THE HEIGHT OF THE HILL: THOUGH THOU MAKE THY NEST AS HIGH AS THE EAGLE, I WILL BRING YOU DOWN FROM THENCE, saith the LORD." Jeremiah 49:16
High as a person or nation thinks he is, God will bring them down!
Nitra, this isn't directed towards you! I'm just babbling ... WOW! remember that story?
You know ... I never speak of my FAITH. I don't like to throw the LORD's name around lightly. I never wanted to turn someone off from turning to Christ because of me being a bad example of a Christian. There is so much hypocrisy! I won't give out "God Bless You's" in one post and then turn right around and talk drugs, drink, sex, whatever in another post! I felt is was more important for me to not say anything because I never want to discourage and I am not a good Christian example! This is a stumbling block thingy!
Only God knows why Tuesday's events happened. For what ever reason ... let it open your eyes to the BIG PICTURE
What is the universal effect of the sin of Adam?
You know ... 2 years ago I couldn't come up with 20,000 words to get my Master of Arts In Religious Education degree. Funny ... I some how found the "words" to babble out 4000+ posts about phentermine. Maybe I need to get my priorities in order?
September 16th, 2001, 06:55 PM
I'm going to bed now.
I need to get up at 3:15am again.
I do not look very lovely at that hour.
Lately...I do not look lovely at all.
I'm glad you are where you are today.
I do not care what another persons opinion is.....facts are facts.....
If it were not for YOU Phenland would not be where it is today.
You made us want to stay.....especially over a year ago before all the other "good Phensters" came.
Ya know what?
I even thank God.... for you.
Good Night my dear friend.
Love.....your very own,