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Almost Midnight on the Fourth of July
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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"...before the red light / Awakens us all to reality"


Transcendental Sonnet #1406:
Almost Midnight on the Fourth of July

Almost midnight on the Fourth of July
And all the fireworks blown up and burnt out
Leave an acrid tang on the shattered air
Men shot from car to car and more will die
Out on the freeways still tonight no doubt
Brawling driving drunk crashing everywhere

I brought in Grandma's forty-eight star flag

And I could taste it as I replaced it
To its safekeeping as troubled thoughts nag
Scary people scurry and I worry
As they rush to board their flights and hurry
Through the smoky night before the red light
Awakens us all to reality

Blind justice is dead as we shall soon see

+Steven Curtis Lance



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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 7/5/2005
This offering is filled with truths, good one Steve!

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/5/2005
Intirging write Steven and the reference to your grandmothers flag and the last line leaps off the page in a oh, oh kind of way.
Interesting stuff here and a little off your usual style but very good.

Felix
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/5/2005
Well written yet again Steven!!

Love Tinka



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