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[Poem] Freedom
We do not own the future / It owes us nothing
William Burkholder (burk28)     Print Article 
  Published 2007-11-16 09:51 (KST)   
We do not own the future,
It owes us nothing,
But it is imperative
That we do all that we can
To contribute to it.
For the future is where dreams lie,
It is where freedom Lies,
Where we can gaze upon tomorrow,
And hope for brighter days.
We endeavor to reach it,
The pioneering spirit inside of us all
makes it so.
Our searching eyes see distant horizons
And we set out to meet them,
all the while.
Protecting the here and now,
We will meet the challenges and the glory of them.
We will pave the way for the future,
Our children,
free
And aye, it owes us nothing,
'Tis the way,
'Tis the duty,
Of a soldier.
Seeking and contributing
To a world that in the end,
Owes us nothing,
For it is what we do, it is what we love,
Freedom, our country.

- Freedom, written and read by William Burkholder 

©2007 OhmyNews
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