Marry on the Mountain: July 4th

Guest Blogger • Jul 06, 2008

Traveling through southwest Montana on the 4th of July, my daughters and I are always amazed by the impressive 50 foot Virgin Mary that overlooks the city of Butte Montana which is, by the way, mere miles from the continental divide. I began to think about what symbols like the Virgin Mary mean to people and the relationship between religion and country.

Marry on the Mountain
July 4th

I, Mary on the Mountain
Stone symbol of humanity’s plea
Mother of compassion
And dignity.
Oh magnificent evening!
Brother of mine

I overlook this valley,
Let the people
Here rejoice.

You stand among
The people
Giving them a voice.

Once son,
Now brother,
Now friend.

Let us
Join now here together
So You and I
Be free.

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