Intrinsic value in the anthem
(Such as it was) has gotten drained
Because the President says “Can them,
Let protestors be shunned, disdained.”
If fealty unto the flag
Becomes a duty, done by force,
There’s little sentiment to brag,
Affection’s mystic bonds off-course.
Because his statement, as a man
Of conscience, I will not be banned
From voicing protest, as I can,
And furthermore, I will not stand.