As I Pledged Allegiance to the Wall

By Sheila Dugan
Posted 7/19/19

In my little townI grew up believ—ingGod keeps his eye on us allAnd he used to lean upon meAs I pledged allegiance to the wall— Simon and Garfunkel

Did any of us kids know why we …

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As I Pledged Allegiance to the Wall

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In my little town
I grew up believ—ing
God keeps his eye on us all
And he used to lean upon me
As I pledged allegiance to the wall
— Simon and Garfunkel

Did any of us kids know why we pledged allegiance every morning before our wretched studies began? Did we know what we were saying, or did we just sort of mouth what we thought the teacher was saying? Whether it made sense or not, in a sing-song voice I said something like:

I fudge a reason tooth of hag, Anna you knighted steaks of an Erika; and tooth of a pug licks four witches strands, one Asian underdog, with littering and just us four owls.

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