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Bonnie McGill - Music - The Down Side Of Freedom narrated by Ed Gowen

Genre:
Country
Added:
10-11-2011
Position:
143 in Country, 1519 overall

The Down Side Of Freedom

In a cold and pouring rain, I took,
A short cut home that day;
It meant going through the graveyard,
So I hurried on my way.

There, in the midst of all that rain,
A lady, dressed in black,
Knelt down beside a small white cross,
She saw me and looked back.

"My son is resting here you know,"
She spoke, as if with pride,
"He was a soldier in the war,
Where he fought, and where he died."

She had a small wreath in her hands,
With poppies all around,
She kissed it, and caressed it once,
Then placed it on the ground.

I tried so hard to answer back,
But the words just would not come,
Somehow words then, seemed just too small,
Like a distant, beating drum.

"Please don't forget," she softly spoke,
Before she turned away,
She placed a poppy in my hand;
It was Remembrance Day.

Today I walked in freedom,
And freedom is for free,
But the price that some had to pay for it,
Was far too high, you see.

I could not take for granted,
That for me, some fought and died,
A mother knelt beside a cross,
So long ago and cried.

There's a down side too, of freedom,
Where the rain seems all to fall,
When the poppies grow a scarlet red,
And where bugles once did call.

But in it's wake, the sun still shines,
With a promise from above,
A rainbow, in a kingdom,
Resting soldiers filled with love.

On Remembrance Day I walk up to,
A white cross I once found,
And with a silent tear of thanks, I place,
A poppy on the ground.

For a lady, long since then has gone,
But her memory still remains,
With the soldier I saw in her eyes,
That day in the pouring rain.

By: Bonnie McGill

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