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Music Prompt #46: “What’s Left of the Flag” by Flogging Molly

Hello my friends!

Sorry about being so far behind in responding to all of your poetry from the prompts. School is (finally) winding down and the end is in sight. I plan on catching up very soon.

As I wait (oh so patiently!) summer promises excitement and change. I’m getting married this July, for one. A small affair, but an important moment in my life. We plan on catching some sun with family before we go on a short getaway.

Hope you all are doing well and finding inspiration in every scrap of sun and wind’s cool kiss.

[Verse 1]
His eyes they closed
And his last breath spoke
He had seen all to be seen
A life once full, now an empty vase
Wilt the blossoms on his early grave

Walk away me boys
Walk away me boys
And by morning we’ll be free
Wipe that golden tear
From your mother dear
And raise what’s left
Of the flag for me

[Verse 2]
Then the rosary beads
Count them 1, 2, 3
Fell apart as they hit the floor
In a garb of black
We must pay respect
To the color we’re born to mourn


[Verse 3]
In it’s place there grew an angry festered wound
Full with hatered and remorse
Where I pick and scratch, ’til the blood it matched
The silent rage now that fills my lungs
For there are many ways to kill a man, they say
With bayonet, axe or sword
But son, a bullet fired from a shapeless guise
Just put the shell of a Thompson gun


From the east out to the western shore
Where many men and many more will fall
But no angel flies with me tonight
Though freedom reigns on all
And curse the name for which we slaved our days
So every men chose kingdom come

[Verse 4]
But sure as night turns day
It’s the passion play
Oh my god, what have they done
With madman’s rage
Well, they dug our graves
But the dead rise again you fools


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4 comments on “Music Prompt #46: “What’s Left of the Flag” by Flogging Molly

  1. kim881
    June 10, 2016

    Congratulations and best wishes for your wedding in July!

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