A little something for my American Readers:
Land of the Free
When brave men fought to free their homes,
Spat in a tyrant’s eye,
And built a land where all can rest
Under the clear blue sky:
Free to live and build and grow
As their Creator made them;
With honour, grace and fortitude,
Grateful He had saved them.
Defending a true liberty
With rights and duties twinned;
No communal punishments
For your ancestor’s sins,
No right to rule through noble blood,
No foul subhuman castes,
Their later fight to free all slaves
Would complete this task.
One set of laws for everyone,
Whoever they may be;
Each person’s work and character
Brings wealth or poverty.
A nation built on virtue
Without it cannot stand;
Now celebrate and fight to keep
The glories of this land.