Freedom won over 200 years ago.
They made the British eat crow.
Washington was the first to lead.
His successors live by the creed.
Family against family in civil war.
Open wounds which will ever scar.
Roosevelt and the new deal.
Hoping to help the nation heal.
Many spats across the sea.
Made imprisoned millions free.
Although we may swerve and sway.
We stand tall and stronger today.
Copyright © May 30, 2011 by Lowell Bergeron