|THIS is the actual flag of the Confederate States of America. (Photo/Courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/artimovich)|
I've heard Southerners explaining that the rebel flag
Represents their history and culture, but the snag
Is the banner flying isn't the Confederacy's...
It's the battle flag that indicated troops were Lee's.
First time since the Civil War that rebel flag was raised
Was in 1961, as burning crosses blazed.
It was meant to signify the South, again, might rise
If forced to desegregate and, thus, it's no surprise
Some might question if that battle banner has a place
Flying over Capitols (or any public space.)
It's a symbol of rebellion and a racist past.
Good ole boys and girls should haul the Stars and Bars down... Fast.