I’ve been dying to share this post, but I’ve been saving it for now so that it comes out just before we celebrate our nation’s independence!
My mother read book one in my dystopian trilogy, Chasing Liberty. She said she liked the themes on freedom, then she told me that she had written a poem about freedom when she was twelve years old.
She shared her poem with me. As I read this poem written by my very own mother, I was so excited! The last book in the Liberty trilogy, Fight for Liberty, has a special thread about our American flag and all that it represents.
In honor of our country’s independence and in honor of my mother, I give you “Flag of the Free” by Esther Thomas.
Flag of the Freeby Esther M. Thomas
In our country strong and free,Waves the flag of liberty.With its colors bright and true,Where it waves for me and you.There are some who work and fight,That Old Glory may fly high.There are those who pray and die,For the flag that stands for right.Right to freedom, right to speech,Right to ideas, right to preach.‘Tis the banner all free menWill revere until the end.