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The Portuguese flag has a lot of meaning behind it. The colours represent the war, and all who fought for it. The 7 castles in the middle represent all the place King Alphonse conquered. It also has a lot of other things that are cool about it.
By Bellaa on 06.20.2008
The flag is a very interesting item. It can be used to represent a country or group. Some groups are good, like America… but I guess that falls into the country catagory too. Some are bad, I imagine the KKK has a flag. tThat can’t be good. I have to wonder what it looks like though…
By Dylan on 06.20.2008
“That’s a flag!”
Haha, that’s what this one goalie said during a soccer game last season. It was hilarious. One of our guys did a front flip for the throw in, and then the goalie proceeded to say that.
It was funny because first of all, the throw in was completely legal, and secondly, there are no flags in soccer.
By andriano on 06.20.2008
hoist that flag of our fathers, mates, hoist it high and keep it dry. waver not, though your strength may flag…
By denbushi on 06.21.2008
a flag….holds so much meaning to m….it could stATE SOMETHIng…it couold represent an entire counrty’s point of view…..or it could be tyranny or opression….
By seven on 06.21.2008
i flagged him down at four in the morning, knowing dawn would soon be approaching. i had developed a sense for four in the morning, after seeing it so many times in my insomnia. i could predict when the sky would begin to lighten and i’d see the change all the way through more times than i could remember. it would beautiful, the way dawn always came when i most fearful of the dark, paranoid insomnia and no coffee because i actually wanted to sleep. sometimes i hated sleeping and being tired and sometimes i couldn’t remember if i slept or lay awake for hours. it was that kind of night when i found him driving aimlessly as i walked the streets aimlessly as well. i had been in bed since midnight and i had no idea if i’d ever fallen asleep at all. i thought maybe i’d had some sort of dozing, but it didn’t matter much because once four in the morning rolled around i knew i wouldn’t be sleeping until after dawn. i guess he’d felt the same way. i heard his truck driving from the down the street and i looked up into his headlights and squinted and tried to see if it was really him, even though i knew it had to be because he was too lazy to ever change his muffler. i waved and he stopped. i was relieved that he’d recognized me, but then, not many other people were out at that hour in that neighborhood. i knew he’d figure i’d had another restless night and would take me for a drive with him.
By i wrote this in more than one minute on 06.21.2008
I look up at the Mexican Flag flying in the air of my uncle’s pick-up truck. Weird. Eventhough I was born there I do not see this as my own flag. My flag is red, white, and blue.
By mariela on 06.21.2008
Flag’s are quite a useful piece of fabric. They represent countries. They are pinned on sand castles. They are used in games (Capture the flag).
By Del on 06.21.2008
i love flags
flags are for countries of all types
we all have flags
some die to defend heir flags, while others spit or even burn their flags
Flags can be a lot of things, Symbols of freedom, and Freedom it self, Many selfless wars have been waged… all over flags.
By Clh on 06.21.2008
It’s something that sits at the top of a pole, and it expresses everything about a country. It can cause wars, it can cause peace, it can be underwear, or it can be a beautiful image. Every country has a flag, those countries that don’t are just mentalists in their homes being conspiracy theorists.
By Jamie on 06.21.2008
She waved her hands flagging down the car coming toward her. Sam hated hitchhiking but it was the only option. She needed to get out of there fast. Walking up to the door she looked in at the driver, an older woman about her Grandma’s age. “Hi, can I get a ride into town? My bike tire has a flat.” The woman smiled kindly and unlocked the door.
By Morgan on 06.21.2008
My energy is always flagging, espcially towards the end of the week when my spirit has been crushed into the ground by an evil overbearing manager.
By William on 06.21.2008
Honorable, despicable. Soars high, too high and it inflamed. Sparks descend and I envy them.
By Sophie on 06.21.2008
It was my mom, I must have been twelve at the time, right after nine/eleven.
She thought it was a poignant picture, two men, one black one middle eastern hanging a flag outside a country store… until the pictures were developed. The flag was upside-down.
By Allie on 06.21.2008
This is an object of fluttering, an insignia of a great nation, a substitute dress. A great object to have for patriots.
By Anonymous on 06.21.2008
flag is something that represent our country to the world. ii is our status symbol
By amit on 06.21.2008
I like the flag of India. Its got 4 colours – Orange , green, white and blue. Flags are used to denote a country. You can recognize a nation by looking at its flag. This exercise is interesting, now i find the need to find out why flags become popular in the first place.
By praveen on 06.21.2008
flag is the representation of a country. It tells a lot of things about the organization. What are the main principles on which the organization was founded. What ideology the organization and the people follow.
By rainbow on 06.21.2008
the flag fluttered over the awning of the suburban ranch house. Every time he saw it he used to think of how proud he was of his son for serving the U.S. in Iraq. Now, his only thought was how big the flag would be that covered his son’s casket.
By Charlotte on 06.21.2008
there is a guy in a straw hat stitting across from me at the harrisburg international airport. He looks desheveled. I wonder if he is scared of air travel? I’m not anymore…
By matt on 06.21.2008
The flag fluttered in the gentle breeze, its colours bold and proud against the cerulean sky. A proud marker of country, it paid no mind to the civil discontent stirring below in the heat.
By Emma on 06.21.2008
it must be hard to make a flag that properly represents any gathering tribe or organization. most flags do not induce patriotism or allegiance with their pictures, but with the idea of the flag itself. it unites the ppl, gives them a common symbol to identify with and fight for. as countries like canada and japan have proven, your symbol can be weak and useless, but effective if the colors and lines are right. simple and pleasing so anyone can recreate it and everyone can enjoy it.
By billy on 06.21.2008
The flag is the symbol of a country. It represents what that country stands for and the history of the country as well. Unfortunately sometimes we lose that sense of history and pride and just see the same old flag everyday and pass it by.
By DNA on 06.21.2008
There was a flag untop of the mountain. Maybe I was supposed to go there. Maybe this was the apotheosis of my life. My goal. What god put me on this earth for.
By Sacha on 06.21.2008
a flag sign of a nation burnt destroyed. show my symbol show my fame show the blood and rip my vein. where is it from the colours that i, see and believe give me the flag. i am me.
By zac allen on 06.21.2008
What power emanates from this flapping fabric,
overseeing a town
Mostly just interesting that a piece of cloth as acquired so much inherent worth that is able to produce such unique reactions within every person who reflects on it.
By Eric Anderson on 06.21.2008
i’ve pledged allegiance to a flag for 10 years. After 8th grade, everyone just stopped.
By eva xiao on 06.21.2008
There were red flags all of the place, telling him it won’t turn out the way he wanted. But he ignored them all. He was stupid. He was in love. He didn’t give the warnings a second thought. He was smart, but just not when it came to his heart. He could always come up with an excuse.
By cray on 06.21.2008
Patriotism can be such a terrible thing… why should the country come before people? Sometimes I appreciate the need for a society but I want to be considered an individual first and a member of a group second… and so the flag is a symbol of consensus at a time when, as a minority, I want my voice to be heard above the crowd.
By shasha on 06.21.2008