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RHYMES AND REASONS
O Say Can't You Stand?
Questioning Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 30, 2016

O say can't you stand
when our flag is unfurled
though our nation is fraught
with both bias and hatred?
Don't you owe some respect
though you have some regrets
for the rights you enjoy
and the blessings you cherish?

Colin, aren't you aware
disrespect breeds despair
and the choices you make
may soon come back to haunt you?
O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
o'er the land of the free
and the home of the brave!

*with apologies to Francis Scott Key




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