"No Debt To Pay" - An Patriotic Poem for Saturday, July 4th
No Debt To Pay
by Richard John Scarr
I lie at rest-- among the best!
And so-- you will understand my pride.
While fighting for a justly cause.
Among the best-- I died!
I gave my all-- without restraint.
And now-- with duty done.
I lie at peace, without complaint.
And apologize to none!
For you-- I gave all my tomorrows!
I gave my life, in freedom's name.
Though time will heal, and dim all sorrow.
Spare me a thought-- now and again.
That's all I ask. No debt is due!
No bargain ever made!
Though liberty is never cheap.
The price-- was freely paid!
So take with love, the gift I leave.
And never let it go!
I leave peace and freedom in your keeping!
It is the greatest gift I can bestow!
Posted on Sat, July 4, 2020
by Ken Hart