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Below is the poem entitled Freedom Is Not Free which was written by poet Richard McClellan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Freedom Is Not Free

Friend of freedom is close at hand,
Roaming the battlefields across our land,
Engulfed by whisps of smoke that somehow pervade,
Entrenched by the enemies' live grenades,
Directing their tracer fire across the sector,
Over the bloody scene carnage is a spectre,
Many have perished because freedom is not free!

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  1. Date: 3/20/2012 4:56:00 AM
    No my friend, freedom is not free. It comes at a very high price, but then nothing so precious is ever free. Too many of us have not been taught from childhood what our forefathers sacrificed so we could live the way we do. It's all taken too much for granted by this untaught new generation. Too many have not been taught about WW11 and the Korean War where my dad and many others, their Grandparents, fought so gallantly. Great write here. God bless, JB

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 3/20/2012 6:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Judy, you are so right. My grandpa was in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and also on Iwo Jima during the taking of the island when they raised the flag. I served on the DMZ in Korea and witness the remnants of war. Thank you for reading, I will check out some of yours. God Bless you and I am thankful for your daddy's service! He's a soldier of freedom! :)
  1. Date: 3/18/2012 8:55:00 AM
    I reworked this poem, the Original was: Friend of freedom, Roaming the battlefield, Engulfed by whisps of smoke, Entrenched by live grenades, Directing their tracer fire, Over the bloody scene, Many died because freedom is not free!

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Well done Richard. Thank you for visit my poem. Have a lovely weekend. - oxox Anne-Lise

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 3/17/2012 9:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne. You very welcome. Happy St. Patty day and enjoy your weekend... God Bless, Richard
  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Good morning, Richard,,, this is a very strong thought... enjoyed.. "HAPPY ST PATRICK DAY TO YOU , GOD BLESS~ ALWAYS PD ;-)

    McClellan Avatar Richard McClellan
    Date: 3/17/2012 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much PD, HSPD to you to my friend a fellow poet... Have a good weekend and happy writing... :)