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By Quentin Clingerman
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Independence Day

July Fourth this nation born
Its patriots often tattered and torn
Sometimes leaving widows deeply to mourn

July Fourth this nation in glee
From foreign domination set free
Remembering, "Our Country 'tis of Thee"

July Fourth has come and gone many times
Do we still hear the sound of freedom chimes
Or too shrill the sound of national crimes

Independence Day once proudly proclaimed
Has too often been by too many defamed
Too many shattered ideals have made us ashamed

Yet, there are the patriotic, the proud
Freedom should be globally shouted aloud
Freedom should be globally shouted aloud!

The goal here may not yet be reached
But freedom should be universally preached
Freedom should be universally preached!

Free men and women everywhere
Makes freedom safer anywhere
Each sharing it with others somewhere

Each sharing it with others somewhere

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Submitted: Friday, July 1, 2005

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2005

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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