Freedom Rising

From Memorial Day to Flag Day . . . to 9/11 Remembrance Day!

This morning I woke up way before my alarm with a song (poem) in my head. Yes, that is cool because it hasn’t happened in awhile. Yet, the really cool thing happened when I opened Facebook and someone had posted a photo that fit the song perfectly! So, I went to the photographer’s site and requested permission to use his photo on my blog. He answered right away giving his blessing.

Gary Gardiner, cross behind flag, American flag, faith flag, Christian Memorial Day poem,

Photo by Gary Gardiner, used with permission. http://www.myfinalphoto.com/

Freedom Rising

This is what it cost

The price that was paid

Over the hills, their lives were gone that day.

The flags line the way of those in the grave.

This is what it cost for us to live free.

The lives we live…

The lives they gave.

Blood, red, coming down.

Tears, blue, falling to the ground.

Light, white, flashed before their eyes.

This is what it costs to be free.

This is what it cost

The price that was paid

Up on the hill, they took His life that day.

Then Love showed the way to the empty grave.

This is what it cost for me to be free.

The life I live

The life He gave.

outstretched arms, standing on rock, freedom, Christian Memorial Day poemBlood, red, coming down.

Tears, blue, falling to the ground.

Light, white, flashed before His eyes.

This is what it cost to be free.

Delana H. Stewart © May 2013

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See also:

Steel Towers (Fathers Free to Lead)

Soldiers in the City

Three Days at Sea

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