Commit Freedom To Memory

Yesterday, December 15, 2019, was Bill of Rights Day!  I was semi-astonished when I didn’t find anyone making reference to this.   I was busily recovering from a long walk without a coat taken on Saturday.   By the way, there are some photos of that on my Flickr account should anyone care to see number 11 out of 11 of Indiana State Historic Sites photographed this past year….

Commit Freedom To Memory
by Michael Romani

December 15, 1791
The Bill of Rights
In its guarantee begun
To strike a pose of lights

Not a place in this world
Has failed to feel it's influence
With freedom's flag unfurled
God's truth found its confluence

Establishing the People
As overseers of government
Our birth right under the steeple
Natural law embodied as the Lord meant

Fundamental principles to live by
Never blurred in their distinction
But rules by which we breath and die
Without which is our nation's extinction

There are limits to power
That we might live under rule of law
American sentiments in our finest hour
Each of these worthy of recall

Commit these to memory
And then we can begin
To acknowledge God in our history
From time to time, now and then

(c) December 15, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Juneteenth Celebration - Eiteljorg Museum -  Lincoln Meets Contemporary America




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