Freedom

By Lon Cole

Where I go I need to be
Longing for truth to set me free
I strive for freedom in all I do
I hope that my strength will get me through
But if I become weak in any way
May someone lift me up is all I can pray
I’m willing to die for the country I love
I know God will watch over me from above
Is there a lesson I need to learn
I seek your trust which I am willing to earn
Together we show that freedom will reign
As we unite we form an unbreakable chain
It can last a lifetime wherever we go
To be a shining example to all that we know
Lon Cole poses for his military photo after bootcamp in 1967.

Lon Cole poses for his military photo after bootcamp in 1967.

Lon Cole was a combat medic in the Navy and later a nurse, read about his time in Vietnam here. He has authored three poetry books including his latest, Alive and Thankful. “I love reaching out to people. It’s why I volunteer so much, and it’s why I wrote my books–so I could reach out and lighten others’ burdens,” says Lon. “It brings me strength and new life, and I guess it is what our Lord does for us all. I just try to follow Him.”

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