Confederate Note Memorial with Lost Cause Poem Fine Art Civil War Print
Representing nothing on God's Earth now,
And naught in the waters below it
As the pledge of a nation thats dead and gone
Keep it, dear friend, and show it.
Show it to those who will lend an ear
To the tale that this paper can tell,
Of liberty, born of the patriot's dream
Of the storm cradled nation that fell
Too poor to possess the precious ore,
And too much of a stranger to borrow,
We issue today our "promise to pay",
And hope to redeem on the morrow.
Days rolled on, and weeks became years,
But our coffers were empty still,
Coin was so rare that our Treasury quaked
If a dollar dropped in to the till.
But the faith that was in us was strong indeed,
And our poverty well we discerned,
And those little checks represented the pay
That our suffering veterans earned
We knew it had hardly a value in gold,
Yet as gold the soldiers received it,
It gazed in our eyes with a promise to pay,
And each patriot soldier believed it
But our boys thought little of price or pay,
Or of bills that were over due,
We know if it bought our bread today
'Twas the best our poor country could do.
Keep it! It tells all our history o'er,
From the birth of the dream to its last,
Modest, and born of the angel Hope,
Like our hope of success - it passed.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using professional quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium print made from The Confederate Note Memorial.
Inventory #13 - Civil War Fine Art Print