Thinking Out Loud - Ms. Green

Commentaries from a female, conservative Christian worldview. Intermittent observations on human behavior and current events. Occasional bursts of personal tirades,confessions, and discoveries. Frequent discussions about my "Narrow-Minded Faith".

<< Back to Main Page

Monday, July 3, 2006

Fourth of July Poem


I like to randomly visit blogs each day, and sometimes stumble across some great sites. I came across Raymond Foss's blog the other day. He's got some really nice photos and some insightful poetry as well. I asked him if he'd mind if I posted his July 4th tribute here...

A Fourth Under Fire

We celebrate once again
the bravery of those certain men
who saw what they had to do
and though they were times
to try men’s souls
they hung the lantern
and answered the call
to defend the freedom they sought
and put pen to a new hope, a creed
to live in justice and trust
and fight for it we must

A land worthy of song
for banners and truths we hold dear
even when we become flawed or amiss
when we over extend and export
and fight for the wrong in court

A people, a thought,
a prayer in the maddening crowd
to save more than we harm
to live by our joint sacred text
to fight for the rights of all
open our heart to the down and the out
and give our neighbor his space
not force it in his face
and live simpler than some
so we can say in the end
that we honored our dream
and cared for the last and the least
to see ourselves in them
and treated them just
so those storied men of old
wouldn’t regret being so bold
as to put pen to page
creating a new land and place
where we could be as one
and live out our days
humbly and in peace

Thanks, Raymond. Well said.

Visit Raymond's Blog Here

God bless America. If we Christians really mean that, we should heed God's Word:

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

Labels:

Continue reading..

3 Comments:

At 2:11 PM, Blogger Common Sense said...

Thanks for posting that poem and "Was This Country Founded On Christianity". We need more to read such as that, so keep up the good work. You're doing a great job.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Thanks, EF, I appreciate your encouragement. There are a lot of us out there...the media just isn't where we are...

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Phil Hawkshead said...

Mrs. Green, continue the way you are going because there certainly more Christians that the media (all types) will not now or ever report on. I believe more and more Christians need to stand up and be counted. Remember the old saying: You stand for nothing if you can't stand for something or Every journey starts with the first step. Paramedic Phil!

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home