The Fruit Of Freedom

     Once again a new poem for your perusal. There is a truism that tells us that “Freedom isn’t free” and there is a debt owed to those who have planted the seed, of the liberties that we reap every day.

     I am hoping you will all take minute to think of what our lives might be, if not for the contributions of those dedicated to that cause.


The Fruit Of Freedom

 Freedom tastes, the sweetest fruit,

but bitter, is it grown,

for blood, it is the water,

and the seed, is courage shown.

The sunlight is conviction,

and hardship, oft be known.

But to taste, the fruit of freedom,

many it’s planters, be laid prone.


 Jack Downing

Jan. 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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6 Responses to The Fruit Of Freedom

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Jake–they just keep pouring out of you, don’t you? You have such a gift!!! Thanks for sharing once again!

    • There are people, (my wife comes immediately to mind)whowould think that what pours out of me should not be described as a gift…lol. Thank you so much for those ego-enhancingthoughts Beth Ann. I hope you have a fantastic day..


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    This is beautiful, Jake. We should remember the debt we owe for our freedom.

  3. Far too many have learned the freedom to get welfare. Now it has become a right.

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