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MY AMERICAN FLAG
by Dan Solodon

The People of today
just rant and rave.
They burn my symbol of freedom,
I just want to grab and shake them.
They have no sense of pride,
For your beauty you never denied.
Like my brothers before me,
I have fought to keep your colors free.
With every battle that we had won,
you were there to show who was number one.
When our brothers had died,
you caressed their bodies with pride.
We have our leaders to thank,
for allowing these people their prank.
To them it may be a cloth of colors,
to me it stands for freedom and honor.
We must ask our leaders to debate,
and change our flags fate.
My American Flag this promise I give,
to hold you high and let you live.
My words to you are profound,
I'll keep your colors off the ground.
I will guard and protect your stars and stripes,
with all my power, might and life.


~ Independence Day Poems ~


INDIA’S SIXTIETH INDEPENDENCE DAY
by Dr John Celes (CELESTINE A.RAJ MANOHAR)

Though sixty years have passed off well,
After India’s independence,
There are places, problems like hell:
Let Indians rethink, be wise hence!

Problems of caste, community,
Sex, water-sharing between states,
Corruption in bureaucracy,
Fights for resources, envy, hates!

Our Father Gandhi got freedom,
After immense struggle, blood-shed,
We realize his work seldom:
Our patriotism seems dead!

Let’s rediscover our values;
Let better sense prevail in us;
Let’s give the world some better news;
Let not our poorer brethren curse!

Our country has done well always;
Our nation has achieved in spheres;
Our democracy has strong base;
Let’s shed our inhibitions, fears!

’Tis time to strengthen our world-ties;
’Tis time to work for global peace;
’Tis time to give up every vice;
’Tis time to fight our greed, disease.

We have a glorious heritage;
We ought to spread love everywhere;
We mustn’t live in a selfish-cage;
Our souls must breathe the freedom’s air!


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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
by Alex David

Hey people, wake up
Happy Independence Day
I say, make merry,
be happy, have fun
for we are free.

Hey! wait, I think
there is something, I see
Oh! No, corruption,
poverty, seems that
the list, is too long.

I look back, I ask
is it because of me?
For what have I done,
have I? I ask again
both you and me.

The question is simple
may be we have the answer too. So,
why be like blind bats?
Can't we see, things
that's not true.

Do you know, what is all
that we need? It's just
a little bit of
hard work and a little bit
of that extra honesty.

So friends, I say again
Happy Independence Day.
Make merry, have fun
for I believe, what we require
is in, both you and me.


~ Independence Day Poems ~


INDEPENDENCE DAY
by Maria Sudibyo

In whisper, in shout
In silence, in echo
In heartbeat, in burning eyes
In strong arms, in delicate fingers
In master mind, in humble will
In homeland, in far away
In daydream, in forever wish
In born child, in hero’s remains
In longing, in struggling
For the live of the country
For the freedom of truth


~ Independence Day Poems ~


THE FLAG GOES BY
                 by Henry Holcomb Bennett           
               
Hats off!
Along the street there comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,
A flash of color beneath the sky:
Hats off!
The flag is passing by!  
  
Blue and crimson and white it shines,
Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines.
Hats off!
The colors before us fly;
But more than the flag is passing by.
            
Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great,
Fought to make and to save the State:
Weary marches and sinking ships;
Cheers of victory on dying lips;

Days of plenty and years of peace;
March of a strong land's swift increase;
Equal justice, right, and law,
Stately honor and reverend awe;

Sign of a nation, great and strong
Toward her people from foreign wrong:
Pride and glory and honor,--all
Live in the colours to stand or fall.

Hats off!
Along the street ther comes
A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums;
And loyal hearts are beating high:
Hats off!
The Flag is passing by!


~ Independence Day Poems ~


Independence Day
by Hanne Munkholm

I know it's hard for you
I guess that's the way it must be
It's kinda rough on me, too
but time is out now, don't you see?

The day has come now
when I must tell you goodbye
I'm going to manage somehow
either to survive or to die

I'm leaving now
don't ask me why
I've got to get out of here
I'll spread my wings
and try to fly
and if I fail
I'll hit the ground and die

I put no blame on you
but there's no way that I could stay
I guess you already knew
it is my independence day
It is sad to grow up
and see everything disappear
but you can't make the world stop
I've got to get rid of my fear
I'm leaving now
don't ask me why

I've got to get out of here
I'll spread my wings
and try to fly
and if I fail
I'll hit the ground and die


~ Independence Day Poems ~


IN OUR OLD MIDDLE AGE - AN INDEPENDANCE DAY TOUR
by Shalom Freedman

The army of middle aged misfits reassembles
For an Independence Day tour
Boisterous greetings and nonsensical questions cannot
Deny the green Beauty of a lovingly restored land.

In Hadera at the old court museum
The art of re- presentation is honed
To make live again the struggle
Against all odds and malaria
of the 1891 Zionist pioneers

So many gave their lives before they could fully live them
Planting eucalyptus trees and draining swamps
Building the first little homes outside the Khan
Making a dream come true for generations of families not their own.


~ Independence Day Poems ~


THE OLD FLAG
by H.C. Bunner

Off with your hat as the flag goes by!
And let the heart have it say;
You're man enough for a tear in your eye
That you will never wipe away.

You're man enough for a thrill that goes
To your very finger-tips--
Ay! the lump just then in your throat that rose
Spoke more than your parted lips.

Lift up the boy on your shoulder high,
And show him the faded shred;
Those stripes would be red as the sunset sky
If death could have dyed them red.

Off with your hat as the flag goes by!
Uncover the youngster's head;
Teach him to hold it holy and high
For the sake of its sacred dead.


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TWO FOR ONE
by Del “Abe” Jones

Just a piece of parchment paper
With words formed by a quill ink pen 
That begin with, "We, the people." 
Includes Amendments One through Ten.
That ink has dried two centuries - 
Its' words though still crisp and clear 
And we should celebrate their writing 
More than each, hundredth year.
They give us each the life we live - 
Provide our priceless liberty 
That more than any place on Earth 
There is a land where one is free.


~ Independence Day Poems ~


PAUSE A MOMENT
by Del “Abe” Jones

Friends and family gather 
For Independence Day - 
We'll celebrate our freedom 
And the American way.
They'll be picnics in the park - 
And fireworks in the sky 
As some salute "Old Glory" 
With a teardrop in their eye.
There's some who can't be with us - 
They died in some foreign land - 
For when Liberty was threatened 
They heard the call and made their stand.
So, as we reap the harvest 
Of the great American dream - 
Let's pause a moment, thank those 
Who paid the price, supreme.



~ Independence Day Poems - Celebrating Our Freedom ~


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