Reflecting on Independence Day: Haiku

Independence Day,

Celebrating our freedom.

Much sacrifice made.

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Colonies unite,

Declaring independence.

A gain from much loss.

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A country is born.

Blood stains on the battlefield,

True cost of freedom.

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“Tyranny no more,”

But yet are we really free?

Once fought for, now fades.

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One country’s heroes,

Defending all that they love.

Did they die in vain?

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©2015, Melissa Crockett Meske

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