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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 fortunes 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 livelihoods 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 -------

Happy Independence Day:)

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Colin (65.92.44.117) -- Tuesday, July 14 2009, 05:36 am

excellent history lesson....

excellent history lesson and wonderful poem as enjoyed by someone who lives elsewhere in this continent of NORTH AMERICA!
I also write alot about history and current events....
 
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