LIBERTY OR DEATH

“Give me liberty or give me death!”

Meant every word with every breath.

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Patrick Henry I would like to have known.

Recorded in history and not alone!

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Proclamation of freedom, liberty bell,

Independence, self-rule, and governed well!

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Free government but not anarchy!

Lawlessness in governing deliberately.

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Second Continental Congress in 1776

Declared independence, learned some new tricks.

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Keeping order!  Savages put down!

Liberty extending!  There will be no crown!

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Over three hundred years ago the main thrust,

Liberty!  Like, “In God we trust!”

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Washington, a totally God fearing man!

Accomplished only what God’s man can!

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Land of freedom, so many folk claim!

Immigrants, “My Country,” in freedoms name!

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So freedom in Christ we may also seek!

Everland, heaven, just for the meek.

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Meek shall inherit what?  Forever life!

Heavenly Home!  Free from all sins strife.

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A Continental Congress for all who come!

Home in heaven, if you truly seek one!

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“Seek Me, you will find Me…”  Truly God’s Word!

No sweeter promise ever made!  That I have heard!

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Sam Cox 05.18.10

II NO CONTEST

That night after planting the grenade,

Booby-trap, they could see!

Stayed wide awake, adrenalin, you know.

Caring not they could see me!

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A positive thought, one more grenade.

Would stay awake I would hear

Ears good could pick up night sounds!

Of this I had no fear!

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Discovered later, they saw me clearly!

Sure, it was a false sense

Of security and perhaps God permitted

A part of my defense(?)

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Night of surprises, I could pick up their tread,

Sure, it was soft  but I heard!

Like, two of them.  Night was so still!

Did God then under-gird?

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Of course He did!  Protected me, too!

Where would I be without Him?

A prisoner or cold dear for sure!

I heard through moonlight dim.

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Got grenade ready.  Heard footsteps below,

Barely discernible true!

But could hear!  And not imagination!

Then did what I had to do!

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Tossed that thing through tree-tops above.

Double explosion there!

Awakened our sleepers on down the line.

“Oh, just Sam…”  Someone shared.

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Then faint the sound I heard coming through

Someone dragging another.

Then Japanese officer screaming down there!

Frustration to discover!

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Thwarted all their plans!  Soon the surrender,

Thirteen-hundred or more.

They glad to give up!  They out of smokes!

Then satisfied to the core.

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“Might is right.”  No right is right!

Considering differences.

“In God we trust!”  Enemy not!

It was just no contest!

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the Sam  12.06.11