In A Question of Liberty

On this second day of Na/GloPoWriMo,  we are invited to explore writing a poem that avoids closure by providing the open end of the question.  I believe that as an invitation to explore a significant question raised by a far greater mind than my own, Thomas Jefferson’s question on the origin and keeping of liberty.

The Path To Freedom -For Whom This Bell Has Tolled

In A Question of Liberty
by Michael Romani

There is the origins of my nation
I find the path toward my destination
On that has chosen me as much as I
Might have chosen it and here's why

I watch my nation's place in history
Embedded as it is in questions of liberty
From whom have we derived our vision
And is it one greatness or derision

From these colonists so ordinary
Arose a notion so very extraordinary
That mankind is fit to live in liberty
Finding its own path through history

It's always been the ordinary men
Who have risen now just as then
God choses through which He's spoken
Speaking the truths never broken

The same God has given us all liberty
And on this basis secured our history
These are the gifts of God given freely
To deny this is the sheerest heresy

If it comes that we remove this conviction
And believe man wiser in our self depiction
How then will freedom remain for us all
The world trembles as God given liberties fall

God is just, yet mankind believes itself clever
So very clever that we forget in our endeavors
Just how much the loss of God to society will cost
Will we somehow carry on or will all be lost?

(c)  April 2, 2019   Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Warburg - Decline of Liberty

 

 

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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