New Zealand the land in which I was born and live is thinking of changing its flag. I was sent this email poem re why we should keep the existing flag. Sorry I don’t know who wrote it.In fairness I have put it on top in dark green.
When it ends my reply follows in black as to why we should change the flag.
In our southern skies of blue.
And that little old Flag in the corner,
That’s part of our heritage too.
It’s for the English, the Scots and the Irish
Who travelled to the ends of the earth.
The traders, the schemers, the doers and dreamers
Who gave modern New Zealand birth.
And those who are seeking to change it,
They don’t seem to understand
It’s the Flag of our law and our language
Not the flag of a faraway land.
There are plenty of people who’ll tell you
That when Europe was plunged into night
That little old flag in the corner
Was their symbol of freedom and light.
It doesn’t mean we owe allegiance
To a forgotten imperial dream
We’ve the stars to show where we’re going
And the old Flag to show where we’ve been.
In what land is the sky not blue
And in what corner that little flag does flies
Has oppression not been a bloody hue
Dont forget the reason
The English, Irish and the Scottish
Reversed their seasons
Let’s definitely not forget the schemers
They did undermine the doers and dreamers
who traveled to this beautiful part of the earth
To see the schemers give this land a still birth
Those who are seeking to change the existing flag
They do actually it seems understand
It is the flag of a faraway imperialistic land
Our laws and language Shouldn’t be a Queens old rag
There are plenty of fallen kiwi soldiers who can’t tell you
That when Europe was repeatedly plunged into night
That little old flag in the corner of our view
Did abandoned them to their machine gun fodder plight
Martariki Our stars are wrong, let us start clean
And I don’t think as a nation we really want to follow
Where our old flag in the dusty corner has been
So Let’s have a flag that doesn’t make our nation hollow