Roger W Hancock
The fourth of July to celebrate,
with fireworks and remembrance.
Founder’s heroes in bravery,
country born to be great.
A sacrifice they gave back then,
of wealth and security.
Price paid with young blood,
scarlet cost for Liberty.
Declaration of Independence,
a bold unquiet dissidence.
Beginnings of a new embrace,
that liberty be, the right of men.
For you and me they fought,
that oppression not be ours.
Decay in power was their thought.
Freedom forever yours.
Beginning of law for freedom,
laid out in the Constitution.
Balance of power to preserve
that liberty stay intact.
We the people, not government,
in liberty they took this stance;
no king to rule without restraint,
President, congress, court for balance.
Firm foundations by great men,
from future visions dreamed.
Liberty, freedom, to us they gave.
Revel, on Independence Day.
©Copyright January 16, 2002 Roger W Hancock