By Sheila Lorain Clemons
Everybody needs a friend.
When we are friendly to people
We will make a lot of friends.
Friends keep in touch with each other
by writing letters, calling on the telephone,
and visiting each other
no matter where they live in the world.
Friends go to visit each other no matter
where they live to let them know that
they love and care about each other.
Friends do what they can to help each other.
God and Jesus Christ are our
best friends too, they will never
leave nor forsake us.
We always need them as our friends.
Pledge of Allegiance
By Verna Lee Hinegardner
"I pledge allegiance to the flag," I say
Emphatically; but it means more than that.
The hand to heart, the doffing of a hat.
Bold bugles deep within begin to play
Triumphantly and scalding tears display
My patriotic love of habitat,
Appreciation for my plat
Of land, the right to speak, the right to pray.
Our flag – red, white, and blue- to emphasize
Her valor, purity and vigilance
Unfurls her glory over hallowed ground
Resplendently and proudly prophesies
Progression of our rich inheritance.
Thank God our basic principles are sound.