Well I'm unsure of how this is going to be received, but here is a poem my father wrote maybe a year ago. Pretty sure everyone here will be cool with it, if not let me know so it can be taken down. With the elections coming up it may be nice to read something patriotic.

Is there an alter or pedestal high
Where men can be placed who hear liberty's cry
For if there were t'would be made of gold
and draped with old glory both mighty and bold
It would have to be red, whiter than blue
warm with patina or marbleized hue
It would be crowded, filled to the nines
with the best of the best
The American Kind.
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i suppose there's a chance
i'm just a litte too shallow to consider
that maybe i've been a little more eager
each day to wake up and take a shower
brush my teeth and smile for the mirror
I like that someone dares to be patriotic in these times, it seems like its old fashioned around here. It's a good poem, didn't really bring out any feelings in me. And "Alter" should be "altar".
The arena is empty except for one man,
Still driving and striving as fast as he can.
The sun has gone down and the moon has come up,
And long ago somebody left with the cup,
But he's driving and striving and hugging the turns...
This is very good. No one is patriotic around here anymore the other night at a football game men wouldnt even take their hats off during the star spangled banner but its good to know that somewhere people are still patriotic