Patriot Schism

The heat of patriotism,
In self-deceit,
Spills outright lies
Upon the world,
So sins by symbolism.

Flag unfurled
In rapture
To false fealty and,
Ever yielding,
Wrapped in Glamour,
Makes alignment
Under brittle banners
Staked along
Impassioned lines,
All red and ready,
Set to march against
All sensible
Expressions of
Dissent.

Now comes the Act
In missives, sounding
Symphonies and sending
Hounds of hardware,
Bringing down offending
Hearts and minds
Until the Fatherland
Is primed.

 

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