~ The Newly Liberated ~

Warmth fills my heart,
And tears fill my eyes
As I watch the newly liberated
Swell with grateful pride

Their country once again is theirs
They can't contain their glee...
They shout out thanks to the USA
For defeating the regime

Though the war is not yet over,
Iraqi people feel they're free...
Shouting "Thank you, Mr. Bush"
Then hug their family

The road ahead is bumpy,
It isn't over yet...
But the way they feel today,
They won't soon forget!

~ Janeane Bolton ~
2003 used with permission