Poem: “Independence Day, USA”

Independence Day, USA

Fourth of July
Emblazoned so high,
That children may see
By history.

And for young and old
Of most every mold
Who want to learn,
Who can discern

How the past does sing
That freedom may spring
From the muskets’ fumes
When tyranny looms;

How to fight for right
Lest darkness and night,
In despotic awe
Engulf real law.

Nor we miss in our day
Noble wisdom of aye,
When they fought for good
As today we should.

Robert Struble, Jr.
Originally published in The Lancer (Knights of Columbus, Council 1379), August 2005.

Bob Struble is a retired history teacher, and a writer of books, articles and poems. He is Lecturer for the Knights of Columbus in Bremerton WA, and is an associate editor at Catholic Lane.