Flagging Fatherhood

This patriotic patriarch would sure have been excited
If Father’s Day and Flag Day had exactly coincided.
However, such concurrence is impossible, I fear:
One day apart’s the closest they can get—did that last year.

But regardless, we should answer for their relevance, if asked.
Well, one’s a Day to honor ancient relics of the past,
Which few recall the meaning of, or even whence they came.
And the other? Well…that other Day is just about the same! 

                                                                      —Old Glorymous