Monday, May 25, 2015


(Memorial Day, 2015)

Liberty Memorial - Photo by Dan Guinn

Each generation must pay the cost of Freedom
Some will know it's benefits
Some will feel it's loss
Loss of personal peace
Loss of time and broken hearts
Loss of life, loss of blood
and tears shed in the dark.

Wrong are those who forget
That the payment must be made
And wrong are those who
Force others to merely take the weight
Without calculating the greater good
Or remembering what's at stake.

Whether those who refuse to fight,
For the love of their own neighbor
Or those who refuse to live, in peace
Without sacrificing their behavior
Freedom will exact her cost
In the world of Fallen Men
Who do not live in humility
Before each other 
And before their Creator

~ Author: Dan Guinn