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Preserver of Freedom

Preserver of Liberty
After the ashes are scattered from my urn
If the Lord should give me a chance to return
There is no doubt which animal I’d be
An eagle perched in the nest of an oak tree
National emblem of the land of the free
No predator would dare pose a threat to me
My eggs would be safe till the hatchlings were born
And with pride my white, feathered cap would be worn
Freely I’d fly over fields of golden grain
Circling o’er waterfalls of snow’s melting rain
Statuesquely I’d pose as my national emblem
And fiercely I’d fight to defend our brethren
From my aerial view, I’d always protect
This treasure, our nation, with deepest respect
With wings spread out, I’d keep guard nationwide
God as my mentor, Holy Spirit my guide
By Carolyn Devonshire
For Kristen’s “If I Was Animal What Would I Be?” contest

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Really good one Carolyn, I'd be a deer BUt I didn't get done on time ;) Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 2:54:00 AM
    Carolyn,Congrats on your well deserved first place win in Bruni's contest.

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 7:57:00 AM the aerial view line...

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 7:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win in Kristen's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 4:08:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:02:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your first place, Carolyn - love this one : ) And also many congrats for your footle win

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 3:03:00 AM
    Ahh! I remember reading this, just knew this would be a winner! x

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 9:56:00 PM
    A big congratulations, CArolyn. You chose your animal very wisely! And you described the eagle magnificently.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 9:11:00 PM
    yeaahhh...a beautiful national anthem poem. I just love it. You have done so well with this Carolyn. Congratulations on this top honor.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 8:38:00 PM
    I ca so visualise you as the mighty Eagle Carolyn. Heartiest congrats for this top win hun.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 6:19:00 PM
    Congrats Carolyn on your 1st place win in the contest.I knew it would be placed high.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 5:52:00 PM
    Now I know exactly why you ranked so high!Congrats.It is an honor to place with you...Kacey

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 3:11:00 PM
    flying high on this one, carols.. … super TOP cheers for the fine win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 2:09:00 PM
    With a spirit guide, you shall be a lovely eagle indeed! This was my absolute favorite animal-Hope u were able to peak at the Raptor Resource website with the live nest cam. There are 4 lil eaglets crowding mamma bird almost out of her seat! Love this respectful and bold write! CONGRATS to U. Gwendolen

    Devonshire Avatar Carolyn Devonshire
    Date: 5/20/2011 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Gwendolen, I saw that website and had to smile at the little eaglets' efforts to unseat mama bird.
  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:53:00 PM
    you described an eagle so beautifully congrats on your win.I love eagles myself and if I could be I would want to soar free. cory

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:52:00 PM
    Congrtulations on the first place win in the contest, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 3:18:00 AM
    Flows it well our Carolyn.. the bird protector of your land.. where do the buggers get a feed.. when soaring over house n weed.. xo Don

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 8:58:00 AM
    How eagle. A true symbol of national strength and you described him so well! Go to RAPTOR RESOURCE PROJECT- for some FUN eye-opening treasures...4 different eagle live cams. It is awesome/ Continue to feel better, Carolyn Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 2:33:00 PM
    You have done a wonderful job of expressing your pride and love. Good luck in the contest. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 3:47:00 AM
    Oh yes dear Carolyn...I can see it, yet, not you shreading some poor lil' creature up for food ;) Great write dear poet ! You may share my write by the way ! TY for considering it ! Have a wonderful week love, and I pray that you are doing well my friend !.......much love(2u),james