Thank God for the Founding Fathers

A Poem By Noah J. // 2/23/2019

The American colonies surely suffer
A most unjust oppression.
Taxes come and taxes are rougher,
Still no representation.

Their darkest moment rises,
When war and death loom near.
Beneath despotism’ devises
They still refuse to adhere.

A group of men take charge
You surely know their names.
They create a nation, Oh so large,
Where Freedom’s scepter reigns.

In a patriot’s house together
Meeting in the cover of night
These diverse men do gather
To discuss the American Right.

If you stand indoors and listen
To the words they boldly declare
You would also see the glisten
And spark of liberty fair.

Adams argues politely
As dusk turns to night:
“Locke asserts that property
Is the most essential right”

Yet good old Franklin pronounces too
In his jolly, good-natured way:
“Oughtn’t we to look at Montesquieu
And see what he has to say."

Jefferson speaks, as tyranny is rent:
“Even now, there are protesting mobs.
They shall continue unless this government
Is built on works of Thomas Hobbes”.

They argue long into the night,
For sleep they shan’t til their goals set forth.
The matters spoken then are surely not light.
They still affect us now, mainly on July the Fourth.

These noble men will not bow
To England’s despotic tyranny
They choose instead to build up now
A newly formed democracy.

The state of nature needs restraint,
And the right to property…defense.
Aristocrats and Monarchs give complaint
“The new Republic makes no sense.”

Despotic powers say its evil.
“The people must fear to obey.”
The Republic stands alone still
“The people’s virtue paves its way.”

God blesses this nation, with men of intuition.
Many a youth forgets, or rarely bothers,
To remember this group formed the constitution.
Let’s thank God for the Founding Fathers.

Comments

This is so neat!! Love the

This is so neat!! Love the rhythm. Well done! I think you’re missing a quotation mark when Franklin speaks.

Damaris Ann | Sat, 02/23/2019

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Thanks!

I just fixed the quotation marks.

Noah J. | Sun, 03/03/2019

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

This is great!

I love the poetic rhythms and rhymes that weave the story together - I'm always a huge lover of history :) Having recently studied into Montesquieu, Locke, and Hobbs, it was great fun to see how you brought them in, too. Great post!

Libby | Tue, 03/05/2019

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

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