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A Recited Truth MAG

May 20, 2008
By Mollie Hutchings, Argyle, NY

I pledge allegiance
To the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the controversial culture for which it stands
One nation, under whatever deity you choose,
Indivisible since 1965,
With liberty and justice for all who can afford a decent lawyer.



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on Sep. 8 2010 at 8:26 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

the last line made me laugh(: five stars(:

mego95 GOLD said...
on Aug. 30 2010 at 6:42 pm
mego95 GOLD, Colorado Spgs., Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
God blessed you with this life, make sure you live it

This is a great way of showing the way America really is. I love it :)

Baller22 GOLD said...
on Aug. 18 2010 at 7:04 pm
Baller22 GOLD, New Albany, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Every story has an end, but in life every end is just a new beginning!

check out my poems! please!

Shelly-T GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2010 at 8:32 am
Shelly-T GOLD, Romeoville, Illinois
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This is nice, it shows the other side of America, without being disrespectful or anything.  It's great! 

on Jul. 28 2010 at 7:28 pm
book-keeper26 BRONZE, Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
People come in and out of our lives for a reason, the trick, is knowing when to let them go.. and when to hold onto them even tighter.

if you were mocking the downward spiral into which our once great nation is falling... i loved it! but if you were serious... i think i want to go pray to God on your behalf... and cry.

on Jul. 26 2010 at 4:01 pm
Shadow913 SILVER, Hinckley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Remember what they say. 'There's no shortcut to a dream. It's all blood and sweat, and life is what you manage in between."' -Lyrics from "October" by Broken Bells

Haha, this is great. It perfectly portrays the negative side of America that most people seem to overlook. It was very funny, too, even if that wasn't your original intention. Good work(:

on Jul. 26 2010 at 3:40 pm
RonCame1993 SILVER, Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
If I'm weird, what's normal?
Gullible isn't in the dictionary... (sad face)

Wow, this is good. It really captured what happens in America. Maybe you weren't trying to make it funny, but I thought it was.

Sania GOLD said...
on Jul. 18 2010 at 4:53 pm
Sania GOLD, Aroura, Colorado
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and the life of every american was told XD

on Jul. 6 2010 at 3:26 pm
ali8jane BRONZE, DeSoto, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my life. Unfortunately, I'm writing with this pen made of my own bone, it's ink my blood; and I can't erase my mistakes.

awesome =D

on Jul. 5 2010 at 7:47 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

haha so true!  loved it :)

natasha914 said...
on May. 21 2010 at 9:34 pm
natasha914, Macksburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
All you need is love (:

I agree! I'm going to also!

on May. 21 2010 at 12:48 pm
avidDreamwriter BRONZE, Ridgeville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost"- J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings

We should be friends.  Call me Phillip.

FloaturBoat said...
on May. 14 2010 at 4:49 pm
Ahaha. Starting Monday, I'm going to start saying this XD

on Apr. 26 2010 at 7:30 am
princessness_16 SILVER, Dundee, New York
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amazing, i love it. :) so, so true.

on Apr. 25 2010 at 6:53 pm
andshesfearless GOLD, West Harrison, New York
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Favorite Quote:
when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-jimi hendrix-

hahaha i love this but its so true like i dont recite the pledge at school because i dont believe that we have liberty and justice for all and like seriously if they yell at me for it i have such good arguments that they gave up

on Apr. 13 2010 at 3:56 pm
MousyNona SILVER, Albany, California
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Favorite Quote:
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

A lot of poems here are repetitive, but yours is fresh and witty so I just had to comment. Nice job!

Metree SILVER said...
on Apr. 7 2010 at 11:40 am
Metree SILVER, Machipongo, Virginia
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I really like this one! lighthearted and witty yet slightly bitter

tmp3 said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 11:52 am
I really enjoyed this poem. It seems like this is what our country has come to today unfortunately.

on Mar. 19 2010 at 3:25 am
SolvoAnimus BRONZE, Jamaica, New York
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Naa..don't say that..

This nation has helped many peoples...

Although there are some really Fudged up people in power....the Good citizens are what keeps this country together and sane.

Its the citizens who abide by what this country was founded on...the Declaration of Independence.. human rights...

its inspired the world...

And up until the last few decades...it was continuing to do so..

on Mar. 11 2010 at 10:06 am
I really enjoyed this poem. It's the sad truth.