Faye Sizemore

FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL

Bands with…
… patriotic music
… small town parades
hot dogs… July heat
… cold lemonade
Marching soldiers
… and flags… veterans…
… and old dog tags.
The firecrackers loud…
… and piercing sound.
The crowds all…
… gathered around.
… Fireworks… light
… the night skies.
Small children…
… with wonder…
… reflected…
… in their eyes
We celebrate…
… Independence… again
Still… free…
… to celebrate…
… Freedom

Submitted for the July 2002 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Festival