Across horizons of time and land,
responding to justice’s demand,
comes a clarion call for liberty – when freedom rings.
Unfettered chains, repurposed hearts,
it comes at times in fits and starts,
as if a fragile breaking forth – when freedom rings.
Rehearsed in cadences of speech,
brass, woodwind and percussion reach,
to proclaim an overture of peace – when freedom rings.
People going to the polls,
making votes and opinions known,
accepting outcomes, peacefully – when freedom rings.
Quiet classrooms – or chaotic ones,
minus the threat of unwanted guns,
teachers trusted with our young – when freedom rings.
Gold and blue flags wave in summer breeze,
sunflowers unfold toward sunlit ease,
symbols of hope amid war’s disease – when freedom rings.
Opposites consider peace,
first steps hard made by each,
negotiated, bargained and agreed – when freedom rings.
Sight beyond barriers,
determined to become carriers,
of better ways, days and outcomes – when freedom rings.
Redemption won at Calvary,
welcomed by the Highest King,
who the Son sets free is free indeed – when freedom rings.
Rest for all – earth, sky and sea,
God’s creation on tiptoe will be,
as the bells begin to toll – when freedom rings.
2 responses to “When Freedom Rings”
Thanks so much for this! The timing is perfect for what is happening in our world today. Every post has been equally wonderful. Don’t stop!
Thank you. God Bless.