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Let freedom ring....
by Karen Palumbo

Friday, July 01, 2011
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                Let Freedom Ring.......


Halls of the Pennsylvania Assembly remain quiet,
not even the whistling of the wind comes through.
Buckle shoes, boots, men pacing on wooden floors,
thunderous roar of horses stampeding by ensue.

Let freedom ring......

Wagon and coach travel is a challenging ordeal,
caused by muddy soil from the late evening rain.
Common Sense begot favor, changed many minds,
written through heart and soul of Thomas Paine.

Let freedom ring......

Caesar Rodney rode hard through the night,
doing his part, placed a vote, changing history.
A solid, unforgiving vote for pure independence,
Delaware to Pennsylvania, a role in the larger story.

Let freedom ring......

Constant chatter as each took to the floor,
speaking truth, justice and the new American way.
Listen closely, you will hear the imprinted sounds,
of men discussing vital issues that were of the day.

Let freedom ring......

We are a British colony, we can stand on our own,
enough idle talk, we have farms that need tending.
Horses need shoes, cows need milking,
another child born, tattered clothes need mending.

Let freedom ring......

Divine providence still lingers, as if sanctified,
on hallowed ground, with uncertainty, yet a resolve.
Quill pens remain dried, silent, neatly on a desk,
old inkwells present, ink streaks now dissolved.

Let freedom ring......

Aged dust has settled that once fluttered about,
through glassless windows, dancing in light trails.
The souls of the past continue visiting the future,
to see if what they began was in truth or in tales.

Let freedom ring......

Allegiance to God for blessing such sacred ground,
with each new generation to continue this cause.
Let freedom ring loud from coast to coast;
from mountains to oceans each day take pause.

Let freedom ring......

Deep within your heart and soul, the truth lives on,
allow the light of God to brightly shine.
Stand steadfast; always hold your ground,
never to look back, never to opine.

Let freedom ring......

As the world changes and rearranges,
through countless floods and devastating fires.
As you pack and head for the safer high ground,
see beyond the ashes for what now transpires.

 

                   Happy July 4th!

 

Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
7/1/2011 © All rights reserved 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 1/31/2012
Wonderful tribute to US Karen,and it is done so beautifully!
Continued success.
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/18/2011
a wonderful tribute
hug
kat
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/10/2011
A FINE TRIBUTE TO HOW IT WAS THEN...AND HOW IT IS NOW. WE ARE STILL STANDING TODAY AS THE GREAT NATION THAT WE ARE, ALL BECAUSE OF A GOD WHO PLACED WITHIN 'CHOSEN VESSELS', WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE US, THE DETERMINATION AND VISION TO...INDEED...'LET FREEDOM RING!!!' THANKS FOR SHARING THIS WORK, KAREN AND BLESSINGS, LOVE & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/27/2011
What a great sharing Karen. The poem says it all...M
Reviewed by Kimberly LaRocca 8/20/2011
WOW. You did such a wonderful job. Thank you for the visit to my page and your kind words. Take care.
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 8/6/2011
Well written, a really beautiful job, Karen! It is by God's blessing you have written this piece.
Reviewed by Z McClure 7/29/2011
Hi Karen! I was thrilled to read your inspiring poem LET FREEDOM RING. A sense of majesty comes through your words, and all that is noble and good, and Lord knows, we need this today in America. May God mightily use your voice, to rally us again to be what we were destined to be.
Enjoyed this one immensely!

~Z.B.McClure
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/23/2011
Karen my frequent walks in the area of Dover, Delaware's "Green" take me by the place of Caesar Rodney's re-interment, Christ Episcopal Church on south State street. The ghosts of America's patriots are in constant vigil in that small village city in County Kent. The friends of liberty and freedom birthed a nation there. Yours is the dedication of a modern day American patriot. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/21/2011
Karen,
I really enjoyed the theme, coupled with your unique phrasing. Nicely penned. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/12/2011
Catching up here. You are a true patriot! This should be set to music. Patrick
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 7/9/2011
Thank you Karen, there's a lot to think about here, a lot that we so easily overlook.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/7/2011
Happy 4th to you Karen..your poem is brilliant and painted red, white and blue!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/6/2011
You truly have history in your heart and it shows in this fine poem.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 7/5/2011
A rousing piece, Karen, well done !
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/4/2011
Creative, flowing and brilliant Fourth of July poem Karen!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/3/2011
History comes alive in your "Let Freedom Ring" poem; it makes me proud to be a true American standing for all you write. Have a happy, safe and blessed 4th of July.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 7/3/2011
great history poem here! A happy fourth to you. Morgan
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 7/3/2011
Freedom rings out in this poem. Inspiring. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/3/2011
I Hear Freedom Ringing
~Karen~
Thanks to your writing
in this thunderous poetry
that makes us so Proud to
be an American

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/2/2011
Happy 4th. of July Karen. Great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Laura Fall 7/2/2011
Wonderfully written indeed a great poem Laura
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 7/2/2011
A tribute to the finest, USA.
Peace
Tony
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/2/2011
AMEN! God bless America, and America, bless God!! Beautiful patriotic melody you sing with your words; well done, Karen! LOVE the picture! Happy Fourth of July to you; may it be full of fun, family, furbabies, food, and FIREWORKS!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 7/2/2011
So much to comment on, so I will just say this, we need to respect what our forefathers did for our country and be proud once again to be an American..

Much peace, love and light, and Happy 4th!

Amber
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/2/2011
Your poetry sings with history, come alive, of gratitude for the freedoms we do have, thanks to those who came before -- well done, Karen. May you and Robert have the best 4th of July EVER!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/2/2011
Happy 4th and you have reminded us why we celebrate this cherished day and those who had the foresight to make us an independent nation.



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