“The Cause” for American independence struck a deep chord in many a colonists heart;
it was time to break away from the imperialist British king, to have a fresh start!
General Washington knew how to tap the well of patriotism, he was a born leader;
Washington commanded the American Revolution, virtue his righteous feature!
Political indifference in America was a treasonable behavior, a contemptible act;
liberty loving people were willing to risk their lives for the Spirit of “76 pact!
The Continental Army was comprised of untrained recruits ready to fight and die;
minutemen ready at a moments notice to augment the militia, to quickly multiply!
Washington believed in the sacredness of “The Cause,” God was close by his side;
the war would ultimately be won with the help of divine providence, it was his guide!
Great Britain’s strategy was “top down,” a coercive approach with a well trained militia,
and an immense navy ready to invade with their available floating flotilla!
Americas uncommon approach was from the “bottom up” based on popular consent;
“We the People” and their fledgling republic were determined to win and not relent!
The American “bottom up” approach was successful, its grassroots efforts worked well;
organizational skills, tenacity and the will to win were all qualities difficult to dispel!
Neither small pox, lack of weapons and shoddy conditions could quell the patriotic tide;
citizens willing to sacrifice their fortunes, their sacred honor and even their own hides!
General Washington prepared to face death rather than suffer dishonorable defeat;
he was the epitome of an officer and a gentleman who would not settle for retreat!
The Battle of Long Island proved that Gods divine assistance was fast at work;
winds, river currents and fog helped Washington’s militia escape, a supernatural perk!
After a near-miraculous escape across the East river, Washington’s militia was dazed;
the troops were sick, emaciated and demoralized, but their faith went unscathed!
The war entered a new phase infused with renewed courage and determined discipline,
when the Continental Congress committed its support to help Washington’s militiamen!
A Declaration of Independence was drafted, its final version ready on July fourth;
the Continental Congress and Continental Army were aligned together henceforth!
Loyalty to the “The Cause” trumped truth with the press who cast an optimistic spin;
few Americans were aware that their young soldiers were taking it on the chin!
A defensive strategy was developed that entailed frequent skirmishes and bouts;
daily encounters helped train the troops, develop confidence and eliminate doubts!
American independence was felt to be foreordained, that underlying faith unshakable;
resolute troops forged ahead with certainty, their brave conviction unmistakable!
“The Cause” persisted for eight long years, eventually leading to a victorious win;
the war won by courage and determination, blind faith the presumptive underpin!
On July 4, 1776 America claimed independence from Britain and a republic was born;
a government based on the consent of the governed, citizens leading the reform!
Power flowed from the people to its government, leaders were led by popular vote;
politicians were honorable, wanting to do what was right and not self promote!
There was a patriotic obligation for citizens to be educated and informed at all times;
keep a watchful eye on government, make sure public servants did not commit crimes!
As the American Revolution proves, much can be accomplished with the help of prayer;
its time again to call on God to help America, this time from its own government snare!
America is in the battle of its life, to preserve the very same freedoms it long ago won;
rogue politicians are ignoring the constitution, a tyrannical government has begun!
This is an historic moment in time, one that will forever impact future generations;
Americans must rise to the occasion, break the government controls, true emancipation!
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led;
like sheep to the slaughter,” said Washington, his wise advise full of dread!
In Washington’s words, “happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected,
it is impossible to govern a nation without God and the bible,” its not to be dissected!
The time is right to heed Washington’s wise warnings and rekindle “The Cause”
put an end to coercive “top down” government tactics, there is no time to pause!
Citizens have a moral responsibility to uphold Americas constitution and laws therein;
to lose freedoms naturally ordained by God would be the nations downfall, a tragic sin!
Voting at the polling booths is the easiest way to demonstrate a desire for change;
electing those who support “The Cause” can shake up Capitol Hill, help to rearrange!
Pray God protects those brave leaders who fight for Americas exceptional soul;
bless them so they can fulfill their divine destiny for humanity, their heavenly role!
We need this same spirit today! We fought for freedom under treason two-plus centuries ago, there is NO reason we should revert back to such a nefarious ruling government. #rednationrising
What a hero George Washington was….and is today for us to emulate. He truly loved his country. …. we must fight for America every day to keep her free. Thanks for this wonderful July 4th poem, Cynthia. I have sent it everywhere!
Thank you soooooooo much! I am glad you like it!
Hi Cynthia, enjoyed your July 4th poem.
Here is an history, although breif, called “They Signed for US”.
Your readers may also enjoy this and pass/read it to their children.
Link Here: http://plimages.blob.core.windows.net/utility/TheySignedForUs.pdf
Gordon L. Osborne
Thank you so much Gordon! What a wonderful link!!!!
excellent, unique way to express Patriotism and remind us of history. Congratulations on your God-given talent!
Thanks so much Richard, I appreciate your kind words! I will begin another one shortly….I wait for instruction from God when writing these. He inspires me! God bless and thanks again!