Thursday, July 03, 2008

IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT

My oldest daughter A wrote this poem yesterday in honor of the 4th of July:
.
Inspire
.
What would inspire and drive men
to fight?
To sacrifice
Everything?
.
Riches? Honor? Fear? Power?
Yes to all of these, but in this case it is
an idea.
.
The idea that perhaps
people should be free to make their own choice.
That maybe, just because something
or someone
is older, more powerful and simply stronger
it's not always right.
.
The idea that
"all men are created equal"
.
The idea that
"we the people"
are maybe able to make
our own choices.
.
Such an idea
inspired men to face
fire and water,
cold and heat,
hunger and disease,
blood and broken bones,
and the ultimate defeat of death.
.
We can sum this idea up
into a single word:
.
Freedom
.
ACM

4 comments:

Rhonda Jeanne said...

Very cool. Good job, A.

Karen Deborah said...

wow great writing runs in the family.

~Deidra~ said...

Hope you had a great 4th and that your family is all well.

Coffee Bean said...

Hmmmmm... maybe the talented Miss A can pull out her guitar and put that to music???