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Our Freedom Wasn't Free
Author: Marilyn A F Longfellow

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Have you ever wondered
What happened to the men.
Who signed the Declaration
That made this a free land.
Five were captured by the British.
Branded traitors, tortured, died.
Twelve men lost their homes and land.
Ransacked, burned what was their pride.
Two their sons were captured.
Two sons fought and died.
Nine killed in the Revolutionary.
Pledged their forturnes and their lives.
Twenty-four were Jurists and
Lawyers brave and true.
Eleven of them merchants.
Nine farmers all who knew.
If captured death was eminent.
To sign with quill and pen.
Have you ever wondered
What happened to these men?
Their livlihoods were ruined.
And their ships swept from the sea.
Stood against the British Navy.
Our Freedom Wasn't Free!
Have you ever wondered
What happened to the men.
Those Patriots of long ago.
Could you be as brave as them?

------- Author's Notes -------

Dedicated to the American Patriots who layed down their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. God Bless America, Happy Independence Day!

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Comments on this poem/writing:

MC (205.188.117.65) -- Wednesday, July 5 2006, 05:44 pm

I had no idea

Great history lesson, Marilyn. Truly, how many of us would be willing to risk everything for what we take for granted? Thanks for writing this. =)
MAFLongfellow (4.131.40.59) -- Saturday, September 23 2006, 12:15 am

Our Freedom Wasn't Free

so glad u liked it mc. most people in us think everyone lives like us in the world. not so freedom is very rare and precious and bought with blood not gold or diamonds not rubies or pearls the blood of patriots. their blood runs through our veins. they are our forfathers and we carry on their legacy, bravery! praise god!
 
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