Archives for: May 2012, 09
By unitedweroll on May 9, 2012 | In Military News and Support
It was a bright day and the sun shone on Lady Liberty,
but large wet drops were falling all around.
With not a cloud in the sky the drops still fell
leaving heart shaped stains on the ground.
The wind was still and all was very quiet
except for a voice gentle like a whisper on the ear.
Looking up, one could see it was the Lady herself,
speaking softly and shedding heart shaped tears.
"I have stood in this harbor for decades gone by,
And I have welcomed millions to this great country.
People who left so much behind including their fears
As they dreamt of a home with work, peace and family
Though some periods have been hard over these years,
this country has stayed true to its foundation of liberty.
Through times of war and through times of peace,
I have stood with such pride as a symbol of the free.
Then came the attack on our very own shores and
not only the beginning of a long and terrible war,
but also a change I never thought I would see...
apologies for earned American pride and threats to Liberty.
My heart breaks as I watch what is happening these days.
Where is the indivisible, one nation this country used to be?
Clearly the Pledge of Allegiance needs to be said every day
and American traditions allowed to stand with the majority.
Proudly I stand with arm held high as a beacon of the free
and honor the Americans who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
I salute those who respect and protect the Constitution,
and cherish Freedom, Liberty and the American way of Life."
As the voice came to an end, a breeze began to gently blow,
a single cloud passing over put a shadow across her crown.
When it cleared, the Lady's face had dried and her lips were still
but the heart shaped tears remained on the ground.
Just then, came the sound of another whisper.
Was it the breeze or was it the Lady that one had heard?
The breeze stood still and she clearly said it again
"Under God - do not forget those words!"
Judi Burns / May 2012 /(c)