Redskins
 
Redskins, Redskins, what a beautiful name
Wishing I could call my skin the same
To be given a name to call me brave
A proud banner to battle I would wave
 
Native Americans, your courage I remember
From books my early partiality I surrender
Of how you lived and communed with nature
Wisdom divided into terrestrial nomenclature
 
To have a football team named after you
An honor bestowed to only a few
Those who know how it is to be courageous
Those who live a life among spirited sages
Please don’t ever change your name
Washington Redskins, just play the game
Isn’t football all about pride and courage?

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Robert L. Martin
11 days

I'll be thinking about you when my Giants play your Redskins the next game.

Nelson D Reyes
13 days

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Thanks Robert. My team, my family’s team. The Redskins! Nothing like a hometown sports team. Brought the Redskins with me here in California where I retired. Fingers always crossed for a Redskins resurrection to glory days under George Allen and Joe Gibbs.

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