James Grengs Poems
|161.||(03) - Rise Of The Dead||11/9/2004|
|162.||(12) - Lament For The Dead||11/10/2004|
|163.||(01) - The Dead Who Have No Rest||11/8/2004|
|165.||(02) - Victim Of The Dead||11/8/2004|
|167.||(11) - Master And Slave||11/10/2004|
|168.||Poet's Plea For Forgiveness||11/8/2004|
|170.||Freedom Is Never Free||10/27/2004|
Comments about James Grengs
Freedom Is Never Free
They tell me
'Freedom is never free.'
I know that-
More than most realize.
Freedom cost us more
Than we should have to give.
Freedom cost us blood.
It cost us the lives
Of our fathers,
But while freedom is never free,
It has been bought at great price,
And so is a thing of great value.
We must defend it,
From those who would take it away.
The defense of our freedoms
Will cost us-
More than we wish to pay.
But we must pay, to defend,
For if we try to make freedom free,
Put on your make-up,
Come out into the light-
So bright it reveals in all their horror the imperfections
Your five pounds of make-up couldn't hide.
Fool- you think all your work
To disguise your hideous reality
Will deceive people?
They know you for what you are-