Treasure Island

Marilyn Lott

(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

4th of July Fireworks


It’s that time of year again
We’re nearing the 4th of July
Nothing quite as pretty
As sparks against the sky

And that is what it means
Freedom it represents for us
A day to set aside
And to make a lot of fuss

We honor our independence
It’s what we have always fought for
And even though it’s never easy
To keep the enemies from our door

So picnics and bar-b-q’s are planned
To celebrate this special day
But stop a moment and remember
The meaning of the brilliant displays!

Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 27, 2011

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  • Michael Gale (11/11/2008 4:11:00 PM)

    Ah yes-Patriotics are displayed in many ways besides as brilliant sights and lights in the night lit skies. Great tenner of a poem.
    God bless all poets and readers alike-MJG. (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (10/30/2008 3:59:00 AM)

    proud and patriotic- lovely poem Marilyn. some dates help us reflect over our heritage; 10

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (4/29/2008 11:14:00 AM)

    Hello there Marilyn. I just noticed that we celbrate the same day of May for a birthday. Happy early birthday to you.
    I love your poem, and may have read it once already.

    Did you check out my poem on the Fouth of July?
    Bless you my friend.
    LC (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (6/8/2007 7:38:00 AM)

    What rhyme, what words, you did well in this one. The way you went full circle just made it better. BRAVO! ! ! (Report) Reply

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