It was an abusive relationship,
Marked with blood baths and suffering.
He demanded she stay, she ended her silence,
With a revolt that shook and changed the world.
She gathered her colonies around her,
As a mother gathers her children to her breast.
Declaring her freedom, protecting her own,
Her faith in her future filled her muskets.
As she steadied her gaze and her aim,
Standing strong upon her shores.