Jul 4, 2010

Our Lady of Freedom - Repost

I wrote this poem last year for the4th of July, and wanted to post it again in dedication to those who gave everything so that we, as a nation, might be free.  God bless.


Our Lady of Freedom
Copyright 2009 by Philip Damon

Born in conflict this nation was,
A hope for the world to see.
A fight for freedom from tyranny’s jaws,
By a people who must be free.

A nation to be ruled by a people as one,
No matter what the cost.
So off we sent our daughters and sons,
That this freedom would not be lost.

Freedom called, the nations bled,
As evil played its hand.
So America took this world and led
The charge on foreign sand.

From France to England to the Philippines,
Our nation rose as one.
An army of boys still in their teens,
Sacrificed all ‘til freedom was won.

Terror struck our heart one day,
And mothers learned to weep.
Then American’s rose with one voice to say,
“Our freedom we will keep!”

Through wars and strife our flag yet stands,
Its stars and stripes revealed.
Not on our knees nor on our hands
Will this nation ever yield!

Remember today the cost that was paid,
The price for freedoms held dear.
Many bodies in graves were laid,
So that our citizens would never fear.

Tyrants and rulers hide in terror,
As America raises her fists.
This lady is our standard-bearer
Flag held by unbending wrists.

Through wars and strife our flag yet stands,
Its stars and stripes revealed.
Not on our knees nor on our hands
Will this nation ever yield!

This link will bring you to a flash presentation of the poem created by Steve A. Politte.

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