Jim Yerman

A Plea From July The 3rd - Poem by Jim Yerman

I'd like to introduce myself…I am July the 3rd
and if you can spare a moment…I'd like to have a word.

It's time for me to speak up as I believe I have been wronged.
Throughout the annals of history I've been overlooked too long!

Many events have occurred on July the 3rd as certainly could be expected
but because I'm not July the 4th…they all have been neglected.

Sure July 4th is important and I don't mean to be blase…
But have you ever thought without me…there'd be no Independence Day?

The proof its purely mathematical…no wonder my anger's stirred…
for there could be no July the 4th with July the 3rd!

But I can't win for losing because if history is to be reckoned
The Continental Congress actually voted for independence…
On Tuesday…July the 2nd!

Which makes my life a living hell…I'm sure you would agree
For I am stuck between two of the most important days in our country's history.

But then again when I stop to think about it…
there are days whose fortunes are worse than mine…
Yes, I am July the 3rd
but I could be February…29.

So I will happily take my place
between these two pillars of history
As long as history understands…
They'd be nothing without me!

Topic(s) of this poem: holidays, humor

Form: Verse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 3, 2017

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