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To Have Been There

If I could have stood in that crowd
With Washington, Franklin, Jefferson and all
With a chest swelled so proud
Knowing that England had taken the fall

To see these men of honor lay the foundation
Showing the world that  free men can overcome
And build the greatest of all nations
Where freedom will always be sung

To have been there that July 4th 1776
To share in the thrill of freedom
Standing there in that great mix
Of  American's  so wholesome

So  234 years  later I stand now
With as much pride as they all  showed
As our flag  passes  my head I will bow
Thanking  God for the freedoms they bestowed

                                                        Edwin J. Smith
                                                    The Old Cowboy Poet
                                                          July 3rd 2010

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