Freedom is not Free

The best human condition possible is living in freedom.  Many people in this world do not believe in the natural human condition of freedom, and seek to limit it, or outright take it away.

Freedom must be guarded and protected at all times in order to be preserved. Protecting freedom sometimes has a very high cost.  Freedom is not free.

A friend has written a beautiful tribute to honor the fallen heroes that have died defending freedom for so many.

-written and performed by Lisa Mei

Not in Vain

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Not In Vain

She held her baby tightly
Walked between those hallowed rows
Of familiar white tombstones
Bearing names of our nation’s heroes
She found the one she was looking for
With a heaviness in her chest
Tears fell as she whispered
“Here’s where your daddy was laid to rest”

She looked around saw others
Who were mourning silently
Somewhere in the distance
The sound of “Taps” echoed in the breeze
Flags were placed by grateful hearts
Where every single hero lay
Her eyes filled with tears as she said his name
That’s when she swore she heard him say:

Don’t cry, baby
You will never be alone
Lean on God to help you
Find the strength to go on
For our family and country
I gave my life in freedom’s name
Please keep liberty’s fire burning
So all I gave was not in vain.

That night she lay sleepless
His words echoed in her mind
She stared at the flag they gave her
Kept on her nightstand by her side
She heard her baby start to cry
Wiped her own tears away
Rocked her baby back to sleep
Then fell to her knees to pray

Dear Lord, I need you now
Oh, I want to do my part
To honor my baby’s daddy
Whom I loved with all my heart
Help me overcome the challenges
Sure to come my way
She began to cry when once again
She swore she heard her lover say:

Don’t cry, baby
You will never be alone
Lean on God to help you
Find the strength to go on
For our family and country
I gave my life in freedom’s name
Please keep liberty’s fire burning
So all I gave was not in vain.

Sleep finally embraced her
She dreamt that he was there
Wiping her tears away
Whispering softly in her ear…

Don’t cry, baby
You will never be alone
Lean on God to help you
Find the strength to go on
For our family and country
I gave my life in freedom’s name
Please keep liberty’s fire burning
So all I gave was not in vain.

Keep the torch of freedom burning
So all I gave was not in vain.

Copyright 2010, Lisa Mei (BigDawg Music Mafia)

You can find more of Lisa Mei’s work at

http://www.lisamei.com/

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