by Roger W Hancock (www.PoetPatriot.com), 2002

There is a price for everything,
nothing is easy, nothing free.
To be left without wanting,
then you must pay the cost.

With little price paid
and your appreciation lean,
value slips away to fade.
The desired becomes ignored.

If you yearn, if necessity be,
work for it to earn the worth.
Then care for it that you shall see,
the appraisal shall not deflate.

Freedom comes to everyone,
if the price be paid, with blood.
Sacrifice for sake of freedom,
it is not easy and it is not free.