~ I Pledge Allegiance ~


For the past three years I have made every effort to express my social opinions in other arenas, as I know not all my followers see things as I do. However, after the events at my nation’s capital January 6, 2021, I am compelled to offer my poetic take. Those who do not like political opinions – you have been duly warned!

Once again, history swirls in the winds of today, 
as a mob of white supremacists 
feeding on the ego of their Svengali, 
churned by his propaganda 
invade the United States Congress: 
     violate her decorum 
     defile decency 
     disgrace their country.

Once again, I watch as untethered terrorists
clothed in ragged flags of the confederacy,
wrapped in the name of a mobster feigning to be president,
ostensibly in the name of personal freedom,
breach the bounds of propriety:
     trample our constitution
     vow loyalty to one man - their absolute ruler -
     "Fight for Trump! We love Trump!"

Once again, I am appalled and sickened as this demagogue
wheedles, flatters and beguiles his followers;
"We will never give up. We will never concede."
"You're stronger, you're smarter...you're the real people."
"Today is not the end. It's just the beginning."
     "...we're going to walk down to the capital...
     and I'll be there with you...
     to cheer on our brave senators...to take back our country."

Once again, witnessing social madness unfurl on a flat screen,
I affirm to myself - this is not my America - 
not the United States of America I grew up pledging allegiance to.
As chaos at the Capital is contained and order restored,
as leaders press to finish the business of our nation tonight,
     I pray we can contain the madman
     at the helm for yet another thirteen days
     I pray we will restore order and decency to our nation.

©Lindy Low Le Coq, January 6, 2021 

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13 Responses to ~ I Pledge Allegiance ~

  1. We can all hope to get through to January 20 with no more violence. It’s unreal.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      I fear there will be pockets of hateful insurgents asserting their false claims around the nation from now until they find some other guru to follow.
      We will press on to rebuild our nation.

  2. M.B. Henry says:

    I watched the whole thing in horror. Couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

  3. Paulie says:

    Well done. Certainly more measured than my own rant. Measured is usually my strong suit especially when it comes to politics.
    The optimist in me says that we will be able to survive until the 20th. He long ago lost interest in the job and while he still has the ring of nut jobs like Rudy and Sydney Powell I think that many of the people who would be tasked to carry out orders will simply talk him out of it or simply refuse (this is what happened during Nixon’s final days). I have no doubt that military command will refuse to follow any illegal, immoral or dangerous orders.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments, Paulie. He doesn’t like the job, but when he is no longer protected by the title, he’ll be facing prosecutions that won’t go away with a pardon. His biggest fear is being jailed. He is cornered, and though he will no longer be president, he and his followers will continue to kick up a fuss. I intend to ignore them, but pay attention to news about Trump being arrested!

  4. Janice says:

    Well said. I echo your prayers.

  5. As a none American I am always hesitant about making comment on the Political situation (after all our Political system in the UK is chaotic and damage self inflicted) but I do feel for many friends I have in the States.What happened in Washington was terrible, can never be justified. Looking in, reading the media it does look as if this will take a long long time to heal the damage done. I fear Trumps shadow will linger long, his style feeds on fear and creating division…his arrogant bullying means that he still thinks he is right and has been badly wronged. Beware the wounded animal. Sadly CV19 is a big distraction to regain individual positivity,,but being positive is the only way to look forward, Take Care…Stay Safe 🙂

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you David, for your thoughtful comments. This has been a long time coming, and it won’t be over until this country roots out the sources of the lie, and shuts-down spreading lies and elevating liars. Trump will retreat from headline news, and his followers will diminish over time. I too, have to believe!

  6. Ralph Becker says:

    Me, too! Thanks.

  7. Chris Carter says:

    Only ten days to go.

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