This Flag is a Mirror

IMG_1825Beneath these spacious skies and Diablo’s majestic face

We’re called to give thanks on this day of days

For our forbearers’ fortitude, their refusal to be held hostage to tyranny

And their call to create something bold and right, new and true

Sweet land of liberty


In the beginning, they swore their allegiance to this flag

The one that waves high and proud above us all

A silent reminder of the hard-won fight

For independence and the freedom to live and love in peace

Inherited through their commitment and courage

To care for one another, our greatest hope


It is our right, it is our duty, it is our absolute honor

To stay involved and connected to the future unfolding before us

We hold these truths to be self-evident that

We are called, today and every day

To pause and remember, to see ourselves and our history reflected in the stars and stripes

To keep up the fight for equality

And the unalienable pursuit of liberty and justice for all

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to This Flag is a Mirror

  1. bobmoore33 says:


    Sent from my iPhone

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