Saturday, December 7, 2013

John H. Whiting- A Poem

Despite the Puritans
Roger Williams knew the way
To escape from Boston and Back Bay.
He left the colony under stress
to flee oppression and seek rest.
Once safe and far away,
He lived to preach another day
About the right of choice
To speak with a separate voice.
Williams allowed the many and the few
To sit in or avoid any pew.
He created the first condition
for American freedom of religion.

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