The Cost of Freedom – A Poem

It is the Fourth of July here in the United States, the day we celebrate our independence and freedom. So I decided to write a poem about freedom. And I’ve linked it over at dVerse Poets Pub for Open Link Night #51.

The Cost of Freedom

Freedom is never free
It costs the life
of scared young men
who fight to keep it

Reviled by pacifists
who believe evil
will simply pass them by

Freedom is never free
It requires the shedding
of blood, injury and death
because evil never stops
and it desires to
enslave us all

Freedom is never free
It cost the life
of God’s own Son
who died to give it

Reviled by the anti-religious
who believe evil
will simply pass them by

Freedom is never free
It required the shedding
of blood on the cross
because the devil never stops
and he desires to
enslave us all

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9 responses to “The Cost of Freedom – A Poem

  1. My daughter asked why the rulers of the world couldn’t just play a board game instead of waging war. Why indeed.

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  2. So beautiful put and I love how you formatted this one, how it flowed from those serving us to Jesus laying down His life for us . God bless you and yours!

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  3. rmp

    it’s true–the cost is great, but it we didn’t fight for it (with so much evil out there) we’d all pay bound in shackles.

    a good topic for today.

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  4. freedom is def never free…and we should cherish it and support those that defend it…i do think we should have a better way than war, but….

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  5. Very true. Something we forget, I think. Nice poem and perfect for today.

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  6. yep..someone always has to pay the prize…there’s no such thing as cheap freedom..

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