United they stood – to rid their land of tyranny;
Oppressors, agitators and slave runners:
The time had come to build a better world;
For homesteads, farmers and slaves.
A Declaration was made – and signed –
An Act of Abolition was made – and signed;
Bloodshed, heartache and upheaval:
All in the backdrop of war – for freedom.
As the fireworks fly and fat spits over hot coals:
Remembrance for those who fought
to rid the Free World, once and for all –
Of oppressors, agitators and slave runners.
Some very loose free-verse for the Free World and it’s coming about. Best wishes to my friends across the waters on this weekend of celebration and thanks to One Stop Poetry for the prompt !