Generations have passed, presidents, as well as times, have changed,

Hundreds of years It has been that my family has worked this land.

From the days of the revolutionary war when my great, great, grandfather

Fought alongside many family, friends, and neighbors to be free.

Again In eighteen twelve, my great grandfather went to war for freedom,

My grandfather all the way down the line fought for the land we claimed and own.

The Civil War and every other war created for money or to take ownership of what Is wanted,

My family not only took part to defend this country and fight within It but we also fought

For what was and remains In our family, this Is my land and no person of power or not

Will ever approach and take with force this land without a fight, without gun In hand.

Keith Garrett


8 thoughts on “THIS IS MY LAND

  1. Neat blending of your genealogy with America’s story. Your title/ending ‘this is my land’ is a powerful statement.

  2. This is a powerful poem and I love the way you worked your family history itno the present – in this poem. I am similar – recently created an Ancestry Poem – for a poetry presentation I did for National Poetry Month in April. We have what we have because our ancestry laid down their lives that we might be free.

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