Saturday, July 4, 2015


                         Our Independence Day
With our first fourth on that seventh month began
a declaration of how we would forge our life
in signature, John Hancock did lead by action
the beginning of a nation which has firmly stood

As we stop to embrace our independence Day
we should reflect back from this sixth millennium year
looking to the many trials we have faced as a country
most vividly, to that infamous September morn

We have never, and never will succumb to threat
Our rigid foundation is of, by, and for the people
We heed the message of President John F.  Kennedy
it is what we do for our country that stand us all

As good citizens we put our trust in God, and each other
and one flag we stand, united for all the world to see
our Stars and Stripes from the Old Glory we so revere
and how gallant are those  who march with our colors
As Americans we hold freedom as a certainty
Our bravest have given this all to this end
If not for their willingness, we would not be
The cost of liberty demands this commitment

So many have endured the precious loss of loved ones
We must stay aware of the tragedy they lived with
For they, more than any, feel the total cost of sacrifice
Praise their fallen heroes, they left freedom  for us

My dear Americans, as we take time to celebrate
this independence held so deep in our hearts
I hope the following thoughts of America
bring forth emotion, for the USA we love

We shall always be 'the land of the free'
We shall always be 'the home of the brave'
We shall always hear 'God Bless America'
We shall always love 'Mom and apple pie'
~Roger J. Robicheau~

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


"We go in withering July to ply the hard incessant hoe; panting beneath the brazen sky we sweat and grumble, but we go."    ~Ruth Pitter~

"Answer July--
Where is the bee-
Where is the blush-
Where is the hay.
Ah, said July-
Where is the seed-
Where is the bud-
Where is the May-
Answer thee - me-"
~Emily Dickinson~