PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

I pledge allegiance to the flag 
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands
one nation, diverse and indivisible, 
created and preserved by the love and labor 
of indigenous people, slaves and immigrants 
for their children and their children’s children
as one nation with freedom to worship,
to love, to marry and to seek 
the truth and insist on its telling
and to preserve this fragile earth
with respect, liberty and justice for all.

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Cynthia M. Sheward

Cynthia Sheward has written poetry since she was a child. She was born in Massachusetts but spent her young life in New Jersey. She applied her English degree from Arcadia University teaching junior-senior high school in Vermont the 70’s. In the 80s, she and her husband built their own house with their own hands in the mountains of North Carolina. In the 90s, she returned to NJ where she worked for a Fortune 500 corporation until her retirement. Her work has been published in Friends Journal, Evening Street, the Bennington Banner, Fiber Arts Magazine, the Mountain Times and various other print media. She currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

15 thoughts on “PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE”

  1. Beautiful! ❤️❤️❤️

    On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 AM A WELL-TRAVELED HEART wrote:

    > Cynthia M. Sheward posted: ” I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United > States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation, > diverse and indivisible, created and preserved by the love and labor of > indigenous people, slaves and immigrants for their children an” >

    Like

  2. I absolutely love this. Perfectly said. ❤️

    On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM A WELL-TRAVELED HEART wrote:

    > Cynthia M. Sheward posted: ” I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United > States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation, > diverse and indivisible, created and preserved by the love and labor of > indigenous people, slaves and immigrants for their children an” >

    Like

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