Is not Free! Freedom!

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    Dedicated to all my comrades-at-arms, and their families.

    Is not Free! Freedom!

    The United States is home to me,

    This country of power and might,

    Where some republicans are itching for a fight,

    I’m an old Man-of-War,

    A sometimes Army dog,

    Who can still blast the hell,

    Out of an enemy’s door,

    Would that peace this world could find,

    And usher in God’s reign,

    Because as I look upon the world,

    Certainly its circling the drain,

    Then there are enemies in our homes,

    When our children sometimes groan,

    And as parent of the child,

    That sometimes makes us moan,

    I stand upon the blood,

    My military blood brother,

    Renewing my pledge to protect this land, for heart and home and mother,

    Remember that when it’s not veteran’s day,

    Remember our toil and care,

    Remember that freedom’s vigilance,

    Tis the priceless gift we bear.

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    mamasan commented on Is not Free! Freedom!

    11-11-2009

    Beautiful piece and a reminder that nothing is free; least of all freedom. Thanks to great guys and gals our freeedom is being guarded and protectd. May the best of blessings rain on your and your comrades and their families while I share my gratitude.

    Starhawk

    11/11/2009

    I am overwhelmed. Thank you.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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