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Freedom Cries (for you and me)

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Freedom Cries (for you and me)

can these words I write today,
be heard by those who make us pay
in blood and money for their sins,

and still be heard above the din
of press imbedded deep within
the walls too thick to hear the cries
of torture victims, ruined lives,

across this Country we call 'Free'
majority, we disagree,
with brutal, heartless policies,

now voices, yours, yes you and me,
if you stand and disagree,
they'll come for you in black sedans

your name they'll take, identity,
no trace of you will searchers see

so stand and fight for this great land,
in 'God We Trust' .....set us free!

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  1. Date: 2/18/2010 10:06:00 PM
    Nice poem James. Your right it is quiote similar to mine. Brothers in rhyme. Sorry it took me so long to get to your poems. Having computer problems but hopefully thats over. Lots of good writes in here. It's hard to get words from your emotions but you obviously write from the heart. God bless and thanks for inviting me to browse the Goff library. Allan G

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 6:46:00 PM
    this is going into my favs. excellent write

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 6:49:00 PM
    I love the flow of this poem. And I also love the truth in these words. jojoseven

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 9:35:00 AM
    Well written and well said. The words seem to flow so easily for you. Really nice job going to add you to my favorite list.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 10:58:00 AM
    great write...it is really a thought to think about...Love Faire

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 2:13:00 PM
    America needs to be renewed good write love the last stanza In God we must trust

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:00:00 PM
    Great and powerful writing! This truly moved me. :) Love love those last lines. Love Christie

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 7:21:00 AM
    wow a powertful write, I think it's great, God indeed sets us free, I am so glad my true identity is in his Jesus thanks for your kind comments on my poetry, I enjoy your poems too, God bless from diane

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 7:20:00 AM
    Strong, powerful words, that say courage, and determination... well done.. Constance

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 4:55:00 AM
    Hey Jim, thanks for comments on Stimulus Plan, I think its fair to say I am always an optimist because I believe ... right now the world needs hope because every stimulus provides a response ... and so far without faith we will doubt the that dawn is hidden inthe night of the response. These are troubling days of history my friend. Your last verse is what I am trying to incite.

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 12:36:00 AM
    Thanks for your welcome blog comment today James.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 1:47:00 PM
    I love the lines "...They'll come for you in black sedans..." There are probably a lot of people, myself included, afraid to stand up and speak out. We live in a free country and that is good because we are free to free ourselves from within. And to me, that is the best freedom. Hummmm. Your poem made me think...Thank you for the thoughts. Keep up the insightful writes. Thank you for your comments, too.

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 1:41:00 PM
    In God I do trust, can't say that for this country too much anymore. Seems we are letting the ACLU dictate what they want us to hear, Blessings my friend, Ron

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 12:58:00 PM
    Strong and much needed to be said...you said it loud and clear! Perfect last line, James!!

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 12:03:00 PM
    They Are Heard, I just Written one about that as well, how do you send a soup mail? I like the feel behind this....

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 11:54:00 AM
    great message and flow and thank you for your kind coments.

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 11:19:00 AM
    good for you to speak up for freedom jim,i join you,powerful poetry you ve written here and very much true,no more injustice ,a cry for freedom, i love it-charma

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 11:18:00 AM
    Jim, you first verse ... is a great start to this theme! and everything in between plus the last two lines just summed a powerful thought provoking write! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 10:37:00 AM
    Strong words James, loved the ending...Raul

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:18:00 AM
    Powerful words flowing through this well written piece...love the fourth stanza..good work.

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