David R. “Poppa” Alexander

LADY LIBERTY

Passing through life as we know it
Seems like the cost of freedom we sometimes forget
And the ones that made us free;
Homage we should offer on bended knee.
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

Patriots of all ages and times
Fought to preserve our freedom, some dying in their prime
For no special favors or honor did they plead
Fighting for honor and freedom was the key.
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

They have fought to give us a special gift
Not once was the cause of our freedom set adrift
They came home to no more than being free.
Their youth and innocence lost by decree
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

For the most part little thanks did they receive
Not as much as a handshake, nor allowed to grieve.
At times spit upon and shunned by those still free
Our nation’s military treated no better than debris
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

A statue of bronze and stone
For many years a symbol of freedom she was known
Holding high the torch of liberty
To countless thousands the freedom she stands for has been their plea
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

For you see, in today’s world of money and greed,
To take time to honor what she stands for there seems to be no need.
Busy with our own lives’ petty concerns, and only if it benefits me;
From the past we seem not to have learned we agree
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?

Wars and rumors of wars I have heard, but fought without purity
Freedom, liberty and justice cannot be without security
And the politicians, may force us into another fighting spree
May Lady Liberty’s torch shine a winning light for all to see.
Is that a tear on Lady Liberty I see?