My Thoughts on 1/6/21

I’ll take that flag back now

You cannot claim it anymore.

Don’t wear it on your hats, your t-shirts, your bandanas.

Don’t hang it from your car

Or in front of your home.

You have forgotten what it stands for

And your waving of it is a lie.

That flag should be freedom and democracy.

That flag should be elections won and elections conceded,

Fair say and human rights

Fighting against those who put children in cages – not sending them there ourselves.

That flag is not stop the count.

But rather – we all count.

That flag’s pole doesn’t shatter the windows of our capitol,

but shatters the tatters of oppressions once overcome

and again and again won.

We will take up its tatters now

With needles and thread and tape and glue

With angry hearts and hurt souls

And love of country – for what it could and should be

For what it will be someday…

We will weave it back together

One colorful thread at a time.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dr. Joanne Neff on February 12, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Great post!

    Joanne Neff blames all typo errors on the iPad.


  2. Posted by Sam Simon on February 12, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    With teary eyes we read your so moving words – words that inspire us and give us the positive prayers that our democracy is now returning to what the founding fathers meant it to be. Thank you, Cantor.

    Elaine & Sam


  3. Thhank you for writing this


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