LAST NIGHT I WAS AWAKEN BY A STRANGE NOISE.
MAYBE NOT STRANGE BUT STRANGE!
It was not the wife snoring nor the daughter saying why can't I;
or my grandson Justin laughing uncontrollably cause grandma is tickling his stomach.
This I can live with.
This noise was familiar to me.
A noise I've known all my life but did not recognize.
Let's say just took it for granted.
Maybe it's the trouble times we are going through today.
Do we feel safe in our own home?
Are terrorists going to destroy our American way?
Laying here and thinking I recognize the sound;
it's our American flag we fly on holidays hitting the side of our house
just outside our bedroom window blowing free. Now we fly it always.
Did I say familiar.
Known it al my life, just took the noise for granted.
I'm glad our flag opened my eyes last night.
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