A lifetime promise I shall keep
To speak with God before I sleep
This vow I took when I was small
The reason now I don’t recall !
It had to do with truth and lies
Seeming foolish and being wise
I can’t be false while pledging true
I’m partial to red, white and blue !
About me here I spy the face
Of many that have earned disgrace
They have small faith in who we are
And won’t enhance our rising star !