A TOAST TO FREEDOM

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Freedom we celebrate July Fourth each year

Full of fireworks with friends we hold dear;

But Freedom’s pricetag is high as can be

No–Our Freedom really isn’t free.

 

Freedom is paid for by blood, sweat and tears

Soldiers who put on hold their lives and careers;

It’s July Fourth— and now I can see

That Freedom really isn’t Free.

 

Young soldiers die daily for us each year

Torn from their families,eyes filled with tears;

They’ve paid the ultimate price, now we can see

That our precious Freedom isn’t really Free.

 

God Bless the Veterans young and old

God Bless the Soldiers both brave and bold;

Join in this prayer for them now and see

That our beloved Freedom, isn’t really Free.

2011 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Member Academy of American Poets

Member Texas State Historical Society

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