Faye Sizemore


On this hot Fourth of July evening
All around the celebration does ring
Me… viewing from our back deck
It’s a free show… what the heck
From inside the living room
Is the sound of a loud TV
Covering the fireworks boom
Louder and louder still…
Louder than the fireworks trill
From the display he gets no thrill
Instead he feels a deathly chill
By eleven o’clock tonight
None will be in sight
And no more will be heard their deafening boom
And volume will return to normal once more
On the TV in front of the veteran in the living room.