Stars and Stripes

Britannia

Was

The biggest

Empire

At the time

Beaten

By a small civilian

Military

The whole thing

An accident

And Really

There shouldn’t

Be a USA

It should

Never

Have happened

The forefathers

Of this upstart nation

Should have

Been

Hung from trees

As traitors

Yet the ole

Stars and stripes

Flies

Still

Two hundred and forty

Years later

Thanks

To the

Solid brass

Balls

It took

To face

The British army

Too Bad

Balls

Like that

Don’t exist

Anymore

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Author: Bryan Aiello

I call NYC home and wish the subway went everywhere and Times Square didn't suck. I saw John Turturro once. Maybe it was him. He was wearing a yellow shirt and smiled at me like he knew I knew. I am an Army vet who writes. I like characters who want more then they deserve. I like genre fiction. I love space. I love paladins. One day I might write a paladin in space story. Just you wait. The university of South Florida spit me out with a degree in creative writing and I find myself questioning the sanity of going to a school that advertises a fake beach on its brochure ever since. I intuit grammar. I Got married in 2012 We had twins in 2015. I do a lot of cooking and dog walking and ranting about the unfairness of sentience. You can follow me on Twitter: @bryaiello Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/BryanAiello My Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Voyage_of_Roadkill/ My Reddit profile: https://www.reddit.com/user/Voyage_of_Roadkill/ Like my work? Become a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/BryanAiello

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