Independence Day Poems

Independence Day Poems

July 4th Poems

Barbecues and fireworks, flags and parades, Independence Day evokes so many images of the American summer. Its original purpose to celebrate the birth of the American nation on July 4th, 1776 has given way to festivities that celebrate both America and the lives and freedoms that the accomplishments of American Independence have allowed. The commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is a time not only to reflect on what happened at America's founding but also to look again at the nation's values and recommit oneself again to those ideals.

10 Independence Day Poems - Poems about July 4th

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  1. 1. A Nation's Strength

    Famous Poem

    • By William Ralph Emerson

    What makes a nation's pillars high
    And its foundations strong?
    What makes it mighty to defy
    The foes that round it throng?

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  3. 2. Paul Revere's Ride

    Famous Poem

    Listen my children and you shall hear
    Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
    On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
    Hardly a man is now alive

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  5. 3. Our Flag

    She waves for my attention,
    So free upon the breeze.
    The sun reflects her stars and stripes,
    As proud as she can be.

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    A wonderful patriotic tribute to the stars and stripes of the American flag. Beautifully written.

  6. 4. Independence Day

    • By Debra L. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019 with permission of the Author.

    When we think about the birth
    of this great nation,
    Congress declared July the 4th 1776
    and issued a proclamation.

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    I enjoyed reading about the history in your poem (such a refresher course). We should never forget these great men who gave their lives for our country.

  7. 5. American Soldiers

    • By Cynthia Barton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Every day more soldiers have to leave
    to fight this war so we can be free.
    they pack light to set out on their way
    praying the war will end someday.

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    Thank you for writing this noble poem about the honor and sacrifices of our U.S. military. Very moving poem.

  8. 6. Hold Close

    • By Joseph C. Weismantel
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2021 with permission of the Author.

    This entire nation, not just part
    Unfolds us, lifts us, each day's start
    Conceived in paper, pen, and heart
    Under one God, States of the art

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  9. 7. The Flag

    • By Michelle Selby
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Red for the blood shed in the name of freedom,
    For which we fought,
    United.
    Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed,

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    The poem touched my mind very deeply as the narration of the poem resembles with my thought.

  10. 8. The 4th Of July

    • By Jackly Wingfield
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    As the fireworks
    Burst around in
    Circles and all the
    Different designs, the

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  11. 9. I Will Love My Flag And Country

    I'll stand firm for love of country
    And I'll speak of her with pride.
    I will be grateful for those freedoms
    Under which I've lived my life.

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  12. 10. The Spirit Of America

    • By Anita Onyett
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Our fathers of old built this land
    On the leading of God's holy hand.
    Each great statesman lived his own life,
    Proudly putting his God first in that life.

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