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The Story Never Told

July 24, 2012 Posted by: Shamiah

"The land of the free and the home

of the brave"

America, "The land of the free and home

of the brave"

History has wrote down for all to know,

That this is the "land of the free and

home of the brave"

A land so grand, built on the

sweat of many whose story is never

told.  Next time you hear this, "Land of the free and home of the brave"

Think if you must about stories

you've heard,

Then think of how many stories are still

never told.

 


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  1. shamiah - PHILADELPHIA, PA
    July 27, 2012 at 02:58

    thank you all so much for reading and sharing if you liked this then you would love this poem that I preformed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFAahH4SZLo

  2. Peggy - Natchitoches, Louisiana
    July 26, 2012 at 01:45

    I agree that Shamiah should continue to be a writer of our times.

  3. Samuel Reed - Philadelphia, PA
    July 25, 2012 at 06:38

    Shamiah, Thank you for honoring the voices of the unheard. You might want to check out some Liberty Poems my middle school students composed a few years ago. The poems are attached to this blog post- http://thenotebook.org/blog/102575/liberty-bell-project-life-and-pursuit-happiness

  4. Larry - Pennsylvania
    July 24, 2012 at 06:07

    Huzzah, huzzah! Well said. From Private Yankee Doodle to the person who was so inspired by Rosa Parks that they became the second person to refuse to give up a seat on a segregated bus, brave people make this country what it is. Will I be brave enough when the time comes?

  5. CATHY - MAINE
    July 24, 2012 at 03:12

    I enjoy hearing the true stories our heros of the past. Maybe you will be a storyteller of the history we are making now.

  6. CONNIE - MARYLAND
    July 24, 2012 at 01:37

    You are right there are probably more untold than told stories. With this piece you are telling a story and sharing your thoughts. Bravo for you!

 

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Drawing of Independence Hall

Invited by Congress in 1824, Marquis de Lafayette toured the United States, greeted by crowds and parades. "The Hall of Independence" was fitted up "in the most splendid manner." The event inspired the phrase “Hall of Independence,” thought to be the precursor of today’s Independence Hall.