The day has arrived to lift up your eyes
Fireworks bursting will color the skies
The Fourth of July … what will you do?
Will you be alone or out with a crew?
Barbecue picnics and time at the beach
Burgers then ice-cream topped with a peach
Hair bleached by sun and backs that are red
Bon fire joking and smores before bed
Instead of one day, weekends are spent
Some in a cabin and some in a tent
Cards will be sent; calls go out too
Friends visit town; you never know who
Canoe trips are made; horseshoes are pitched
Bellies are scratched; mosquito bites itched
Friendships are stitched and sewn into one
The Fourth of July brings holiday fun
Kids spend time running; parents just smile
Explosions and cheering go on for a while
Pile these things and what will be there?
Memories, laughter … all you can bare
The people you care for … make sure that they know
Hug them like crazy and let it all show
Then as fireworks glow tonight in the sky
Thank God for it all. Just give it a try
Independence Day; a day to celebrate freedom and remember all who have gone before, and sacrificed, to allow our freedoms. Why did they have to sacrifice? Because some people would choose to dominate and control everything if they could.