Hey, Betsy Ross!

betsy rossHey, Betsy Ross…

Do you have

Any idea

How popular

Your little

Sewing project

Has become?

The American Flag,

Old Glory,

The Stars & Stripes,

It goes by

Many names.

Right now,

It’s flying proudly

Outside my home.

Red, white, & blue,

Your hard work,

Your design,

Your legacy.

Today is

Flag Day,

The holiday

Named for it.

How awesome

Is that?

Millions of

American flags

Are now in


Did you have

Any idea

What a hit

Your creation

Would become?

I really hope

The Founding Fathers

Paid you well.

Please tell me

Your lawyers

Had the foresight

To negotiate points

And royalties

On your behalf.

Your heirs

Will be rolling

In the dough

If you did.

I am a

Huge fan

Of your work.

Because of you

I bleed

Red, white, & blue.

Hey, Betsy Ross…

You’ve sewn up

A place of honor

In my

History book!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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9 Responses to Hey, Betsy Ross!

  1. This one had me in stitches.

    Cross stitches.

  2. A perfect example of how trying to do something nice for someone works out. Bonus! This is a fantastic poem. 🙂

  3. Nice and dandy… Patriotic…. I like it a lot….

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