by: Frances M. Meservy 2011
Our forefathers signed on this day
Our Declaration of Independence.
It shows our citizens the way
To live in freedom and dependence.
We have the right to life;
The right to be born.
When this causes strife,
We feel free to mourn.
Liberty is ours to cherish merrily,
Grasp and hold forever..
We protect it daily,
And lose it never.
We are free to be ourselves
And search for happiness.
We don't sit on shelves
In abject forgetfulness.
Our freedom of speech
Makes our hearts fill with joy.
Around the world it does reach
Regardless of who it does annoy.
The freedom to bear arms;
Keeps us safe from tyranny & chagrin.
It sounds many alarms
To evil, rebellious men.
We have freedom of Religion
So we can worship as we please.
In America, no matter which region
We can't be told which belief to release.
Today we Celebrate our Liberty
With song and fireworks so bright.
Celebrate freedom in all sincerity
And rejoice in its bountiful light.