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Ruby Tuesday Too: Independence Day

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Soldiers’ graves at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California are a somber reminder of the perils of war.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Freedom

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California
 


“Freedom isn’t free,” they said,
“You have to pay a price.”
Then they sent us off to war,
Fighting nits and lice,
Fighting other people too,
Who bleed like you and me.
“Did I have to die,” I ask,
“Just so you’d be free?”

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Independence”