*** Celebrate America! What do Freedom and Liberty mean to you and how do you choose to live it?
How Do We Live Freedom and Liberty?
What is Freedom to you and me?
Freedom of opinion is a wonder,
But is it freedom to lie and bully?
Or is it freedom to state the truth,
To free imprisoned minds?
What is Liberty to you and me?
Liberty is to live Life without restraint,
But can it also be lived without consideration?
Free will can be used for ill or good,
To harm others or give mercy and compassion.
People come together in consensus to form unions
Bonding families, cities, states and large countries
Which decide laws of restraint that can be interpreted
To bully their citizens by the letter of the law
Or bring rectifying justice by the spirit of the law.
As I watch the awesome fireworks exploding in the sky
Night has set upon the birthday of America one more year.
Hope is bursting high in our common sky of dreams.
One day and one night each year we come together as One,
Just like our country’s motto says, “Out of many, one.”
Perhaps, after two hundred years, it’s time to do this every day,
Acting as One, in agreed union, for the greater good of all.
Copyright 4 July 2010
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Miami beach fireworks by Bob B. Brown @ flickr
Lady Liberty by David Paul Olmer @ flickr
Liberty bell in Philadelphia by Tony the Misfit @ flickr
Exploding fireworks closeup by Mike_tn @ flickr
Freedom is not free by VinothChandar @ flickr
Powerful words engraved in stone by ricardo.martin @ flickr
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