Elly Lily: An Ode To Independence - a poem

Tuesday, July 4

An Ode To Independence - a poem

This is an ode to independence
To the immigrants who traveled by ship, sailed across to the new land
To make a new plan, riding the seas of the sailors to make a new span of a generation, crowds of independent minds coming to the new to make independent choices.
Groups of independent hearts that fought to let their hearts fly,
Who sank in the struggles of pirates who stole their name,
To the waves of people who were pushed by people, who had to work their way up to be treated as people
To the delicate dedication of the hands of the feminine who took to their minds and sewed together the different ideas and created a flag of freedom
To the layers of differences and continual confrontation. to everyone, not just those whose skin is the white of the striped fabric but to the red ideas, and the blue ideas, and the rainbow of ideas and inspirations that fought against an opposing force that brought the colors together and intertwined them into ocean of opportunity.
To all the changing and competing ways of life and to the dream that they will all unite to allow them all to exist in a flag of truth and a flag of equality.
An ode to everyone who calls themselves an American no matter if that calling is stalled by someone calling that it isn't true,
an ode to independence, to the attendants in the ascendants of descendents making amendments to further acceptance
An Ode to Independence.


  1. I feel like this should be in museum somewhere. Like it is that good. Awesome post Elly!

    1. Oh My Goodness! Thank you so much Nabila! This comment made makes me so happy! You're so kind!

  2. thoughtful poem!! keep writing....and good luck

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    1. Thank you Carol! I appreciate your comment so much!

  3. thoughtful poem!! keep writing....and good luck

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    1. Why, Thank you Hanne! It makes me happy that you enjoy my post!
      Have a wonderful day!