Friday, July 3, 2009

True Meaning Of Our 4th Of July

famous words written
by great men
at the beginning
the birth
of this country
men so wise

Thomas Jefferson
John Hancock
most famous
signature
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Benjamin Franklin
fifty six men
in all
signed the paper
life on the line
The Declaration
of Independence
belief in country
the people
words that stood
the test of time

admired in history
taught by many
to be there
to hear to see
this work of art
the creation
humble beginnings
throw off shackles
of tyranny
fair representation

smart men
don't live forever
more to follow
most not as good
or brave
high standards
not met
of our forefathers

many needed to right
the ship
set the course
brave and true
don't forget
most famous words

we hold these truths
to be self-evident,
that all men are
created equal,
that they are endowed
by their Creator with
certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life,
Liberty and
the pursuit
of Happiness.
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