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The Ink Is Dry
by Mary Ann Biddinger
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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                                   The Ink Is Dry

                    The ink well full to the brim
                    Quilled pen readily engaged
                     for the men of honor to sign
                  The Declaration of Independence

                    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit
                    Of Happiness, let freedom ring
                    Over this land as one nation
                    Under God Indivisible and
                    Justice for all 

                    Our country's strength and pride
                    No not one to falter or fail 
                    Wave evermore the stars and strips

                             The Ink Is Dry

July 3, 2015  The Ink Is Dry





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Reviewed by Andy Turner
The idealism was perfect at the time. Yet times move on and certain parts are outdated and don't hold resemblance to modernity. Nor a 'civilised' culture a culture where all people's should be equal. It'll be great to see the country live up to such ideals. We can but hope.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
An excellent tribute to our nation. We need more people to speak up and take a stand.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Like the constitutions of so many nations, the ink is dry and the intentions are clear... but circumstances and actions are so lacking! Once our societies become humanist then any semblance of Laws under God become somewhat redundant. A well-penned ode to what once was - and again could be if the great tide turns. xx
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A heart felt tribute to Independence Day !.....M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I appreciate the point of view that you have shard through your verses, Mary Ann. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Your poem confirms the thoughts of the signers of that great document. Unfortunately, while many people believe those signers did so, the words, "Under God Indivisible," were added in the 20th century by those that believe we should have a religious state, something that the signers of the Declaration wanted to avoid by staking their lives on it.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
The Declaration of Independence is being sorely pot to the test by the despot who currently resides in the White House these days.
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
thank you for sharing this wonderful poem "the ink is dry"
keep up the wonderful work...your words touch my heart.
Reviewed by George Carroll
There are many who would like to do us in so we have to now be ever vigilant.
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