In the poem, Agard is questionning why people are so patriotic. The flag is a symbol of allegiance and he is exploring the power it has over people's decisions.
The author's conclusion seems to be that a flag is encouraging 'blind patriotism' which makes people do things they would normally feel is morally wrong.
- 5 three line stanzas of equal shape, the shorter middle line gives an impression of a flag 'fluttering in the breeze'
- The last two lines sum up Agard's view on patriotism
- The rhyming pattern changes…