July Fourth

Rockets are flying
Red, White, and Blue are waving
Hot dogs grilling
People cheering

We celebrate a birth
We celebrate family
We celebrate food
But why do we celebrate?

Wars have erupted in our wake
Great loses have marked each decade
Leaders rose and fell
The world felt our presence

Great parades march down the streets
As if soldiers marching in the Great World Wars
The fireworks fly into the air
As the echoes of shell landing in wars

Our birth was violent
Our growth was without relent
To the moon we went
To natural disasters we went

Now with the clock turning
Things are changing
For better or worse
America is faltering

In debt
In discord
In descent
Our power wanes

A new year begins
A chance to grow
A chance to reclaim
But will it happen?


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