04 July 2009

For David, and all the rest . . .

Thank you to the men and women,
both past and present,
at home and abroad,
without whom today would not be possible.
Happy 4th of July!

We do not take our freedoms for granted.
We understand that, as many have said,
and many more have learned the hard way,
freedom is not free.

Two pairs.
Two tours.

Home now, and safe on the hearth.

Because of where they have trodden,
and where all the others like them have been and will go,
I walk in sunshine.
Hearing birds.
Not bombs.
Wherever I want.

Thank you.
Thank you.
And I love you, David.
For loving this country enough to walk in these shoes.

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