Monday, September 11, 2006

We'll Never Forget

We’ve paid for our freedom with blood and sweat,
to defend liberty, entered the fray;
heroic spirits we’ll never forget.

We stand tall to answer the thrown gauntlet
refusing to give up and walk away,
we’ve paid for our freedom with blood and sweat.

From rebels that caused a monarch regret
to brothers choosing on which side to stay;
heroic spirits we’ll never forget.

Evil tyrants causing global upset?
Grab a helmet, time to get underway!
We’ve paid for our freedom with blood and sweat.

This proud country once more was a target
but bravery, as usual, held sway;
heroic spirits we’ll never forget.

Victims unaware that they faced a threat
gave their ultimate due that fateful day—
we’ve paid for our freedom with blood and sweat,
heroic spirits we’ll never forget!

3 comments:

Shirley said...

Bob,
What a beautiful tribute. I wouldn't have expected anything less from you on this day. I like the form you used, it makes you read it more carefully...word by word and it really sinks in.
Shirley

rch said...

Hi Shirley, thanks, I wish this was one I never had to consider but such is life. It was actually the original disaster that got me writing again, I had stopped for many years but that... well you know. Take care,

Bob

Shirley said...

Well, It's nice to know that something good came of that tragedy. Life would be a little emptier without your voice in it.