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Submitted by

Don Holmes



LIBERTY


LIBERTY







Build a house of brick and stone



Let it stand for all to see



A monument to you alone



To you alone and Liberty







Set a seed of English oak



Let it grow wild and free



Strong and stout to evoke



To evoke sweet Liberty







Free a bird, trapped in a cage



Free it for the world to see



Let the world be in a rage



In a rage for Liberty







A captive bear upon a leash



Dancing to a melody



Knows that it is out of reach



Out of reach of Liberty







Bird of the air, high on the wing



The sky its only boundary



Joy of freedom makes it sing



Sing for joyous Liberty







History past, makes it plain



Makes it plain for all to see



That despots, tyrants, will in vain



In vain imprison Liberty







Terence Maltby

Terry Maltby