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The author is Andrea Levy,

her Opinion Art page is controversial but meaningful.

Check out the Cleveland Plain Dealer for other examples.

Here is Today’s Poem/Opinion Art Page:

 

“Never a Cage

The flag is not a cage.

It’s an open door.

We are free to enter.

Free to distill its sanctity or irrelevance.

Each of us defines the flag for ourself.

From our own view.

Our histories.

Our injuries.

Our compassion.

No one can do that for us.

No one should.

 

The red on the flag is a wet red.

Proud, alive, angry, luscious.

Filled with fever, it offers no apologies.

Collected, we form a fabric,

yet we are not all cut from the same cloth.

The myriad threads that hold us together,

must never hold us against our will.

 

Religion is not a cage.

It’s an open door.

We are free to enter.

Free to distill its sanctity or irrelevance.

To curse. To sing. To intoxicate in its glory.

Each of us defines religion for oneself.

From our own view.

Our histories.

Our injuries.

Our compassion.

No one can do that for us.

No one should.

 

The red of religion is a wet red.

Proud, alive, angry, luscious.

Filled with fever, it offers no apologies.

Collected, we form a fabric,

yet we are not all cut from the same cloth.

The myriad threads that hold us together,

must never hold us against our will.

 

Stars and stripes help the eye define,

but the heart sees no boundaries.

It defines not.”

~Andrea Levy~

July 4, 2014

 

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10 responses »

    • Thank you so much! I am hoping you are having a lovely holiday weekend, too, Belle! Glad you liked the poem, way she was so inclusive in this. I felt it represents very well, how I feel about my country and the world, too. Take care!

    • I had a wonderful weeklong vacation, still enjoying my Mom and family’s company. Hope you are in the ‘thick of things,’ with those adorable grandchildren, Beth!

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