Tuesday, July 3, 2012

To Rise Above ....


Is a lofty goal

Often waylaid by
Over inflated egos
Enormous personal agendas
Bloated by dreams of personal gain  

The powerful few
Slink through
Our Freedom
Hoping to hoard it all for themselves

On this 4th of July Eve
Let us reflect on the Freedoms
We often take for granted
And make a personal pledge of allegiance 
To stand together 
And protect the Freedoms
We are celebrating tomorrow
 Never forget
We are ALL the guardians of Freedom
 Military service and uniform is not required
The responsibility to protect our Freedom
Lies with each and every one of us

The only task more difficult than Rising Above
Staying on Top

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
Martin Luther King, Jr.