Student Patriots

We see them with the eyes
of a father, mother, grandparent,
other loved one, teacher, coach,
or an unknown adult . . . thinking
of them as children going about
their daily lives attending school
and doing whatever else might be
on their busy young life's schedule
that each of us once had back then.

And just like each of us older ones
they are patriots too
just more fresh and new
about love and pride of the USA
and expressing it
for others to see and hear
beyond the trusted ones
who are most dear
and always near
to them at home and in school.

They are our student patriots,
our youngest generation,
learning to take their place
in America's rich heritage
of being there in the name
of freedom and justice.


David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2006
All Rights Reserved

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