Colin F. Jones

PEACE AND FREEDOM

Sacrifice is the price of freedom
For people who live in peace
Defending the right to live it
That their comforts ere increase.
It’s what our sons and daughters die for,
That their children might survive
Despite those who surrender
To live in shame alive.
It is not for pride and passion
It is not for power and greed
It is for love and hope and freedom
Those good things that we need
And yes, for peace and freedom,
The cost is that we bleed.