Rise Up, Stand Proudly
by George E Thompson
Monday, August 27, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We all have this in us. Let's sing in one voice!
As I write this out today
I can only hope that those following
Will take up the banner and fight
Instead of laying down arms and wallowing
In self-pity and shame.
They need to fight the fight and win
rights for those who cannot defend themselves
And place victory and valor in hands that are thin,
Those whose legs are too weak to stand;
Carry the shield of honor wherever they go
And proudly wave the American flag and hand
To each other the baton for all the world to see.
We are one, united, standing for jurisprudence,
Democracy and independence for all
Who live within the boundaries of the abundance
Given to us by our forefathers.
Give pause today for all we have,
What we have worked for, sullied against enemies,
Broken our backs, sweated in the sun and salved
Our conscience at night when we pray.
Freedom shall last, it shall rise
As we all join together in peace
And raise our heads with tear-filled eyes
To proclaim we stand tall and will always rise higher.
(c) 2006 George E Thompson
Inspired by the poem, “And Still I Rise,” by Dr. Maya Angelou
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|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Let freedom ring. Amen. Liz|
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Beautiful writing dear man,Hugsssss|
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|A very good patriotic write!!!!!
Sandie May Angel :o)
|Reviewed by G Yale (Reader)
|Amen! This covers so many areas of thought and activities that are taking place now.
I can only wonder what was going through your mind when you composed it.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|A most inspiration and patriotic piece blended well with the photograph of the American Flag. May all stand tall, praise God and bless the mighty country.....
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Inspiring write George!!
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Fantastic and inspirational George
Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|George what a beautiful inspiring write, thank you for sharing. I am sure it will be honored and greatly appreciated.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Very inspiring write,
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
|That was indeed patriotic and a duty to all americans. Victor|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
A clarion call for renewing the patriot within all of us; beautiful.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Let freedom ring!
|Reviewed by Myles Saulibio
It is a privilege and honor to read your works. I hope to be a sustaining admirer of your work and I look forward to many quality works. Thank you for your tribute to the patriotic spirit.
It means a lot to those in the war zone.
God Bless and Aloha,
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Sigh . . . Beautifully done, George and I stand with you on your beliefs that "We are one, united, standing for jurisprudence," but I fear far too many are working against us right here in our own country . . . Something I never thought I would see . . .|