Sunday, July 4, 2010

HAPPY 4TH OFJULY: POEM



INDEPENDENCE DAY


In the year of 1776

That paper was decreed -

They were tired of oppression

And wanted to be freed .



They wrote a Declaration

So the whole world would see

This was, "the home of the brave

And the land of the free".



They signed that piece of parchment

The leaders of this land

Knowing, divided they would fall

But, together they could stand.



A new world lay before them

Untamed from shore to shore -

They swore they would protect it

If it meant going to war.



Battles have been fought

And many lives have been lost -

So sad something so basic

Has such a high, high cost.



Seems freedom is a luxury

There's some would bind us all -

Like then, together, we can stand

But divided, we will fall.



Two hundred thirty-four years

Have past by since that day

That each of us celebrate

In our own different way.



We should be proud and thankful

Pay our share of the cost -

Not take freedom for granted

For it easily could be lost.



Del "Abe" Jones


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4 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Great poem! Thanks for sharing it on your blog Kathy.

kathy stemke said...

Your welcome, Susanne.

Del "Abe" Jones said...

Thanks for using my work, Kathy.
Abe

Del "Abe" Jones said...

Thanks for using my work, Kathy.