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Red, White and BOOM!
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Sunday, June 29, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... brought to you free/at a price many paid too much for ... .

Image (c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

... the anticipation of waiting
for full dark, for the lighting of red,

white and BOOM!  of fireworks.  The parades,
the picnics melted into July's

heat; the cool of eve refreshes as
families gather in one accord

to celebrate freedom and what it
means, to remember those still fighting,

those who've served for the 4th and ev'ry
day.  Never forget as each mortar

thuds skyward and bursts overhead in
a salute for peace, brought to you free

at a price many paid too much for.
Now - sit back.  The show's about to start.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (6/29)

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 7/1/2008
Thanks for shring... Times HAVE CHANGED, but our flag still waves proudly above this vast nation!......M
Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 6/30/2008
Independence Day:
98% of the fireworks
are made in China
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/30/2008
Freedom is a right each individual should have and excercise it in full potential. Well done dear sister
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/30/2008
Thank God for the great men who volunteered so we can all have the freedom we enjoy...
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/30/2008
Love the boom of the fire works and the sparkling of them too. Amazing what we can view in our world. I already saw some last Sat. night, Can remember many times from childhood I went to see them and we took picnic lunch along and sat on a blanket and just relaxed with family.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/30/2008
Yup . . . And the beat goes on . . .
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/30/2008
A beautiful write karla and if you get the notion to quit again just pinch yourself and say, " I've got too much to share". Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/30/2008
Very well said Karla. And to think you were going to give up and quit. Get that stuff out of your head my friend and God bless.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/30/2008
Very nice reminder of what it's all about.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/30/2008
Great reminder of why we celebrate a holiday like Independence Day: if it were not for our brave men/women in uniform, we would NOT be free! God bless 'em, every one!! (And thank YOU for YOUR service!!)

Can't wait for the fireworks!!!! WHEEEE!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :) *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 6/30/2008
The spirit of the 4th is at its finest in your poem.I like it

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/30/2008
The true meaning of The 4th of July!
Reviewed by Charlie 6/29/2008
...can't wait! --Charlie
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/29/2008
A salute for peace in every boom! Great way to
celebrate the 4th, Karla. Thanks. =gene.

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