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Independence Day
by J Mangrav

Monday, June 01, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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On July 4th, 2006, I wanted to be patriotic in my small way by hanging the flag outside on the bay window of my living room. Unfortunately, I fell off the ladder and I suffered a serous injury. My left arm got severed at the elbow when I hit the leg of the ladder as I fell. A ten hour surgery put together my arm, which will never be the same. Staying in the hospital for three weeks made me think about all those fine men and women who got injured or, worse, lost their life during the war for independence so we can live in a free country. This poem is an homage to them.


On the Mayflower, the Pilgrims bravely came

Seeking freedom from an oppressing land.

The people of thirteen colonies, holding hand,

Resented taxation without representation.

 

Like the people of other civilizations before,

They fought valiantly a revolutionary war.

On July 4th 1776, out of good men – a band

Signed the Declaration of a new free land.

 

On July 4th, 2007, ‘cause of the flag, I fell off a ladder.

Hence I joined the wounded for not being wiser:

No foreign cannon ball or gun, I see and agree,

Can threaten a spirit determined to be free.

 

 

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/5/2009
A well written poem,excellent work.We should always pay tribute to those who have made great sacrifices for this country.I am sorry about what happen to you.I am glad that you are doing okay.take care

EDWIN



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