A Poem by Rose Tyler

Inspired by 'Independence Day' written and sang by Martina McBride~

Independence day, the 4th, it's the day
Time for the sun to truly show it's rays
The freedom rings,
The beautiful birds sing,
The flag waves
To show all the lives it gave.

Voices ring out,
Strong and without doubt.
Those who live now,
None ask how-
Why they live,
Why they give.

Independence day,
The day we became truly free.
Right here in our homeland, the USA
Where the historic document was written, our independence decree.
All is never lost,
There's always hope for tomorrow.

In the land of the free,
And the home of the brave - 
We all stand together
Not again will anyone be enslaved.

As one we look
To our forefathers,
To our past,
Whether bad, good, happy, sad,
None of us shall forget
How those who serve our country
Have dedicated their lives.

I salute to you all
Air Force,
Coast Guard,
National Guard,
All of you I have the deepest respect for.

I look to the flag at the end of the night,
And pray for those I know
Even those I don't.
I pray for their safety,
I pray for their safe return home.
If they've been lost,though,
I pray for them to rest and live in peace
With the Lord.

© 2010 Rose Tyler

Author's Note

Rose Tyler
My mother is in the Coast Guard and my cousin has been sent to Iraq. A lot of my family has been in the military in some way shape or form.

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Great poem!! Very well done and versed.

Posted 10 Years Ago

love this ! Great poem well done

Posted 10 Years Ago

You could get some serious money for your poems. You're so good at them.

Posted 10 Years Ago

truely a grand peom of a patriot and lover of thier once great country

Posted 10 Years Ago

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This was great, as are all of your poems. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Powerful, lifting write celebrating freedom and those who serve to keep freedom alive. Wonderful words!

Posted 10 Years Ago

a nice poem for the 4th, full of all teh things that america stands for...(or used to) my next store neighbors olderst son who turned 21 is in umm... I have no clue I think he works with planes...

Posted 10 Years Ago

amazing, this is really inspirational and full of pride for our home country.
good job, and its very well written. Ill pray for your mother and cousin to come back safely. God Bless the USA. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is wonderful

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow. I really loved it. Great job. =) Keep up the wonderful work.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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