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Onward To Freedom (In Quest of Better Days)

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Onward To Freedom (In Quest of Better Days)

(co written with Linda- Marie Bariana P.E.P.S "Sweetheart"


How richly sings our heritage,
O, that of days gone by.
When strangers first traversed these shores
under that of a foreign sky.

So distant from the lands they knew,
these pursuers of another life.
They came in quest of better days
and an end to their days of strife.

Their hope was not in that of men
and the lands from which they came.
But so to find a fuller life
while their families remained.

At peace with hope and offerings
as new endeavors peaked,
To leave behind those memories
as stability they seeked.

In a land where freedom is the salt
of this, God’s good, green earth,
in recompense of hours spent
in searching for their worth,

Adieu to those familiar shores
 that the forefathers had trod,
Onward unto new paths of change
created alone by our Glorious God.

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  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:19:00 AM
    Ace, Good job with Linda, you blended quite well with one of my favorite poetress. This is I believe the first read for me of your splendid work, I will read now quite often. Sincerely, Moses

  1. Date: 11/29/2009 6:58:00 PM
    Amazing poetry! Please continue to share it! Ed

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 4:24:00 AM
    Beautifully written verse. Our ancestors were a brave people to do what they did just by coming across the dangerous ocean in pursuit of freedoms that they wanted. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 4:30:00 PM
    I posted a new poem.on the wings of an angel.check it out.

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 9:56:00 AM
    A very uplifting reminder of the origins of Thanksgiving. Wish we lived in those simpler times, but folks living then probably didn't see them as simple. Awesome collaboration with Linda-Marie, Doug. Congrats to both of you on your first co-write together! Happy Thanksgiving. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 9:39:00 AM
    My turn........ Ace Douglas, I have found a new poet...More fuel for my eyes... "Sweetheart" knows pretty much what I am going to say... So, I will Leave this with a GREAT JOB.... Ace & "Sweetheart"....Whew, breathtaking... Okay I am gone now.....Peace, Love, and Turkey Grease.......:JP]

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:14:00 AM
    Lightwalker what a pleasure to write this magnificent poem with u and to have the finished product birthed so beautifully.. looking forward to more co writes with an extremely talented poet named Douglas Ace..... magnificent for all to enjoy.. I am going to blog it today.. happy turkey day.. Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart" with luv

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 5:05:00 AM
    It was an honor to cowrite this tribute with Linda to a time that was a new beginning in the lives of our forefathers. She was great to collaborate with and is an awesome poet in her own right. Lightwalker