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Freedom's Hues - Still Flying

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Marge Tindal
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Freedom's Hues
~*Marge Tindal*~

Imagine if you will the shades of freedom
I think in Red - White - and Blue
Freedom sought at any cost
represented in many hues

From the dawn of early morn
on the shores lit by Southern Light
The flag still waves for freedom
over graves laid in the night

'Oh, say can you see'
a resemblance to being free
paid for in magnanimous cost
of the many lives that were lost

'By the dawn's early light'
the victories of the fight
Crosses standing row on row
in the field where poppies grow

'What so proudly we hailed'
when we pause to recall
the badges of courage
worn by them all

'At the twilight's last gleaming'
the teardrops are streaming
falling in memory tender
in infamy shall we remember

'Whose broad stripes and bright stars'
honors just who we are
freedom defenders
injustice menders

'Through the perilous fight'
searching for freedom's purest light
Leaving an honored part
of a patriot's heart

'O'er the ramparts we watched'
with diligent care
Freedom, oh freedom
are you still there

'Were so gallantly streaming'
the colors of our dreaming
of freedom's banner waving
on our hearts' engraving

'And the rockets' red glare'
tended us with care
as the vigil we pursued
the battle for freedom ensued

'The bombs bursting in air'
resounding the reason we were there
Fighting for the freedom
for all to share

'Gave proof through the night'
that freedom would see the light
Whatever the loss
Whatever the cost

'That our flag was still there'
gave us pause to be
among the land
we fought to free

'O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave'


Take a moment to honor those
who gave their lives that it could be so~
July 4, 2001


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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© Copyright 2001 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 06-30-2001 09:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh yes....this is much, much better!  Thank you for this, Marge!
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2 posted 06-30-2001 09:32 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

We celebrate our freedom on the fifth of May
And on the fourth we have a two minute silence at eight o'clock throughout the whole country to remember the dead.

Great poem you wrote

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Feel free to use the pictures on my website. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace&naventryid=100

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3 posted 06-30-2001 09:57 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Marge-
   well, my friend...this is wonderful!  
   i've decided, though, that we definitely
   think too much alike...LOL.
   you'll find a similiar post from me
   on these same pages...i PROMISE...i
   was NOT copying yours...rofl..
   you've done an incredible job
   on this, my long lost sister..
   love it!  

   hugs,
   ~vicky

"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes


Marge Tindal
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Karilea~
I thank you for enjoying it.
I dug it up out of the archives and ran it up the flagpole !

Titia~
Thank you, friend, for joining us in celebration.

Vicky~
Side-by-side
Hand-in-hand
I love it, Sis
I think it's grand !

Love n' hugs
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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5 posted 06-30-2001 11:08 PM       View Profile for Soaringeagle   Email Soaringeagle   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Soaringeagle

VERY..VERY..VERY IMPRESSIVE MARGE

AND YES WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
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6 posted 06-30-2001 11:09 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Marge:  What a wonderful, patriotic poem!  i love it.  Says what the 4th is all about.

Betty Lou Hebert

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Marge,
   What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to all of those who have given us the freedom to be here today.  My daughter sang on Memorial Day at our Town Hall, and there were many vets there, some in wheelchairs, some older than I could guess, and when the anthems were sung, the pride and tears in their eyes just gave you goosebumps and made you so proud.  A beautiful poem.
        Elise
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SoaringEagle~
And ... I will remember with you on this day of Canadian celebration.
I love you, my friend.

BettyLou~
It's little enough homage paid for the freedoms we enjoy.
Thank you.

Athena4~
Yes ... I've been to those memorial services.
Touches my heart to see their tears through my own.
Thank you for your kind reply.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Deep in the heart


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Ya know, Marge, I'll bet Francis Scott Key is grinning from ear to ear.
Me, i'm a sucker for anything patriotic.  And what is more beautiful than "Old Gory" waving for all the world to see ... shouting the clarion call for freedom.
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InterLoper~
Thank you, friend.
I think you'd also enjoy this one~
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum48/HTML/002938.html

It's a proud feeling to experience the love of country ...
no matter how flawed her past ...
there is hope for the future.
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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11 posted 07-03-2001 12:04 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What a beauty this is... a visual and musical treat that goes straight to my heart... woven with your wonderful words. Well done, sweet lady!
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Thumbs up to you for this Marge
beautiful tribute

Rex
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Thanks, Marge!  
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And so they should be saluted for their bravery for making all free!  And...I salute you for your tribute Marge, they deserve it.

If I made you smile today then I did my job!
 ~* Mysteria *~

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A well written tribute to those that have gone before.

I enjoyed it.

passion is life. . . ~Diana

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Very wise and patriotic words Marge, wonderfully presented. I enjoyed thank you.

Regards,
Olias.
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Marge what a well written tribute to the 4th and what it means to celebrate and remember... we are free!

Deb
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SuthernGal~
I am thrilled to share it with you, sweet friend.

Rex~
Thank you so very much.

Serenity~
Bunches of welcomes, honey.

Mysteria~
Thank you, my friend.

PassionsVoice~
The voice of honor sings them dearly.
Thank you.

OLIAS~
Thank you very much.

BloomingRose~
It is an honor not afforded to all -
May we ever be thankful !

*HAPPY 4TH TO YOU ALL !
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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19 posted 04-24-2007 02:02 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


-ing because I got an email request to do so~

My pleasure ... and thank you~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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