Independence Day

Independence Day


As I sit in the twilight,

on a beautiful summers night.

I see a spark as the fireworks start.

As I gaze at the sky, I am reminded of why,

We celebrate this day, and the price we must pay.

Our ancestors traveled afar,

 for this country of ours.


They set out to see,

 a place where they could be free.

Religion they wanted,

 but by government they were haunted.

They were told what to do, and treated like a fool.

They worked everyday, with very little pay.

A dream they had of a place,

 where children weren’t sad.

They needed to find some peace of mind.


They set out with their dreams,

 and forged many a stream.

Times would be rough, and they’d have to be tough.

Each other they needed, so farms could be seeded.

People were kind,

 because they had the same thing in mind.

They wanted to be free and live happily.

Men and boys would go off to war,

 some would live no more.


Children and women would work hard,

 so they wouldn’t starve.

That was the price they must pay for each free day.

I am reminded of my dad, and the stories he had.

He said stand up and fight,

and do what we know is right.

Our ancestors brought us here,

 and shed many a tear.

It’s time to sing out what our countries about.


The red, white and blue is for each one of you.

As I look at the sky, I remember why.

As the fireworks explode, my memory unfolds.

Each spark in the sky is a soul floating by.

Each color is a father, mother, sister or brother.

As I look at the smoke clouds,

 I am feeling very proud.


A dream that was found, continues year round.

What a beautiful way,

 to celebrate independence day.





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