"No Debt To Pay" - An Patriotic Poem for Saturday, July 4th

"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!

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