Saturday, July 4, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...the fabric of sweet repose......


simple fabrics sewn for a nation
the fabric of freedom
fabric of separation
fabric of determination
the fabric of sweet repose
out of the shadow of tyranny
a simple woman sews my heritage
do you remember
where a Mother's tears were shed
on distant shores
or hallow'd grounds
the new Americas
yes, land of the free
certainly home of the brave
I remember thee
my wish for thee is clear and pure
this freedom of heart
and soul
and country
and faith in a future
shall be spread all 'cross these lands

let freedom ring
from shore to shore
from brother to brother
and soul to soul
all 'cross these hearts
Earth
my home sweet home
on this Independence Day


S.Wilson


As we remember our independence here in the states, let's not forget that freedoms are still only a promise all over this globe, many suffer for the word FREEDOM, something we take for granted here in the USA, but it's meaning grows deep...we are still struggling from tyranny...let us remember what we fight for...freedom for ALL humanity...we are all family...

So head on over to Harriet's house for more shadows...and Happy Freedom USA...

31 comments:

paisley said...

what a beautiful post for independence day!!! the picture the words,, the music all come together to make me feel proud to be an american..

Lori R. said...

Sweet Freedom!!! Some of us have no clue the suffering others have bared to obtain the FREEDOM. We are so blessed and many times our complaints are so frivolous. Your poem was wonderful, powerful. I know it is from the heart! Have a great 4th of July, even if you are working so far away...

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I like the vintage mood of the photo.
Freedom is a gift we all treasure and which some never experience. Good reminder!

misselaineous said...

Hey Sharon! I think you should get an award for the most beautiful Independence day blog post. Your picture is so simple & serene...and your words, as always, touch my heart. Bravo!! Applause...and a Standing Ovation!! You are awesome! Happy Independence Day to you! *elaine*

bobbie said...

So very beautiful and so very appropriate.

Jacque said...

You assemble such beautiful words, thank you~Jacque

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Flag for all people
stars & stripes, light & shadow—
uncommon fabric.

sarayutouched said...

let freedom ring...beautiful heartfelt poem...honoring today.
may we never take this freedom for granted.
happy fourth my friend.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post for the 4th and such a great shadow shot, with beautiful words as well! Perfect!
Have a great 4th!

Paula Scott said...

Beautiful and befitting! Thank you for a very relevant post and a wonderful image to boot!
Happy 4th!

Jacqui said...

Love your picture this week - and I hope the wish for the Earth comes true. Enjoy your weekend xxx

High Desert Diva said...

Beautiful

Sarah said...

Well said! Happy Independence day!

Tilda said...

there is something about the American flag that always makes me choke up. i have them all over the house, the old ones, faded, but still good to me....
your picture is awesome! as well as the words. truer words never spoken.
on this day, let us all remember why we are free, and the souls who gave this freedom to us.
in memory....
Tilda

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Congrats for the 4th of July celebration.

Lovely...

Greyscale Territory said...

I love how your celebration of your Independence Day embraces all nations to rejoice in being at one with Mother Earth!

Beautiful!

Happiness today and always dear sister across the seas!

MonikaRose said...

Hello, like the photo of the flag with hints of shadows, great shot..thanks for sharing and happy 4th July..cya MonikaORse

Hey Harriet said...

A great post and I couldn't agree more with you! A perfect 4th of July shadow shot! Happy Independence Day to you :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Beautiful blog and so much to be thankful for. We are so lucky.
Happy 4th.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Only one word describes this shadow, BEAUTIFUL!!! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/07/shadow-shot-sunday.html

nonizamboni said...

Hoping your weekend is great! and thanks for the powerful words and reminder of the sad global freedom deficit. Lovely photo too.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We do believe that is one of our favorite poems Sharon - just wonderful! Indeed...let freedom ring across the world!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Happy 4th!

twobarkingdogs said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Please stop by and say hello, and check out my shadow shot!

just jody said...

great post and a very nice shot.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a warm, fantastic shot!

ginger said...

beautiful, gorgeous flag! i love the subtlety of the shadows.

Vicki said...

Love the poem and the photo! Great tribute to all that have served so we could be free!

Lily Hydrangea said...

absolutely beautiful poem! You have amazing talent. Your flag photo is lovely too.

storyteller's other blog said...

Marvelous post ... perfect for the holiday ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

David Zen-Kennedy said...

the photograph of the flag is nothing short of stunning - just stunning. The next post. . . summer in comes to the country has some great photos too. It's a feast for the eyes.

Jane ... said...

Thanks for sharing the awesome SS of the flag and the very meaningful verse. God Bless America! Keep up the great work.