When We Sold Freedom #presidentsday #poetry #loveamerica


 

china and wash mem

It was bought bravely

two hundred years ago

Washington ably led us

through the bullets and the snow

Lincoln spoke for man’s rights

it was the Constitution’s stand

abolishing slavery

giving hope, our Forefather’s plan

It was spoken of in the streets

and across the golden waves

stronger than a concept

it ruffled in our flag

an idea worth the grasping

for a time waved tall and proud

a steel lady in a harbor

children pledged the words out loud

“I pledge Allegiance

to the flag of the United States of America

and to the Republic for which it stands

one nation under God

indivisible with liberty

and justice for all”

Freedom cannot be taken

robbed or in a New York alley sold

it is born by its people

who against tyranny are bold

it can be lost I’ve noticed

when avarice seizes the day

so sad and unbecoming

when we throw freedom away

 

 

I wrote this poem and then by chance watched the movie America– Imagine a world without her?

 

 

 

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

7 thoughts on “When We Sold Freedom #presidentsday #poetry #loveamerica

  1. Grand… .
    __My belief labels me an -an old and pointless regressive- unable to fit into progressiveness, and of no value to that “progress.” I’m still quite happy to pledge my allegiance to our USA, and our Constitution… in ‘my’ old, regressive way; I thank that Constitution, and too, I thank all that care. _m

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  2. I sometimes wonder what we are doing with our freedom these days. Will our children and grandchildren have the same freedoms we had?

    I’ve heard about D’Souza’s and need to check it out.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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