God’s gift to comity of nations

The summit of Denali became the flaming new Sinai
With freedom’s tongues of fire calling on all nations
To tell all Pharaohs everywhere “Let my people go”
And Mosseses were born like that half-clad man

God’s gift to comity of nations

By Joe Palathunkal
When Christopher Columbus gazed the pole star
Raising the mast to guide him to the distant shore
History’s prophetic ear clearly heard freedom’s roar;
But in Philadelphia on that July it turned into thunder
Making all wonder what would the new continent
Gift in times’ bidding to the whole human kind.

And in Philadelphia liberty’s lightening flashed
The Siamese twins of America and freedom dawned
With a mellifluous canticle – ‘free at last free at last’
And God wrote on a tablet in golden letters freedom
Gifting it to the Pilgrim Fathers to continue pilgrimage
Carrying the flag of freedom to all till the end of age.

Pilgrim Fathers
Pilgrim Fathers

The summit of Denali became the flaming new Sinai
With freedom’s tongues of fire calling on all nations
To tell all Pharaohs everywhere “Let my people go”
And Mosseses were born like that half-clad man
To lead people to shatter the shackles of slavery
And America’s Magnificat that God gave liberty
And life at the same time to all peoples and nations
Turned the statue of liberty into a statute of freedom
And placing its hands on the Greatest Book of Freedom
America took the oath that everywhere on this earth
Freedom shall be and must be the sparkling truth.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

And America became God’s gift to comity of nations
Warning all of the desert and Red Sea to imperil freedom
But calling all the nations and its people that Moses
Must rise among them to end every Babylonian captivity
Ensuring the oxygen of freedom to give abundance of life
When vampires try to suck the blood out of freedom.

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi

And remember America ensures freedom’s radiant dawn
For the Pilgrim Fathers had carried with them pondering
The words of freedom from a synagogue in Nazareth
That he has come to set the captives free and give sight
To all who are blind to liberty’s ever luminous face.

(Today is the Independence Day of USA. It was on 4th July 1776 America came out with its Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.)

(Image Courtesy: bio.com, geopolitica.ru, Hillsdale College, humanrights.com)


(Joe Palathunkal is Associate Editor, Living in Faith)

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