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Small Town Independence Day 2012, Karla Dorman
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Sunday, July 01, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July. =]

Image 2011, Karla Dorman

This July morning, I look up.  The
sky arches blue overhead; no
clouds mar its clarity.  The leaves
on the trees stand at attention;
no breeze stirs them.  The sun
burns hot, shining down on the
people wearing red, white and
blue, flags everywhere you look.
Sirens sound in the distance;
the parade's about to start.

Military jets tattoo the sky in
precise lines, their thunder
vibrating my soul with Freedom's
song.  And here they come!  the
marchers, emergency vehicles,
floats, bands, dogs, horses and
kids decked out in patriotic hues.
They pass in review, carried
along by applause's approval.
All too soon, the parade is over,

but not the fun.  Family and
friends gather together, giving
thanks for the right to celebrate.
The aroma of hot dogs and
hamburgers competes with
the flies to tickle the nose.
Afternoon dusks toward night.
Anticipation builds then explodes
as fireworks cap the ending to
a small town Independence Day.

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/3/2012
Good capture of the holidays :-) Hope it was a good one for you :-)
Reviewed by John Domino 7/2/2012
Great timing for this five star poem Karla. Yea!

Peace, love and blessings,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/2/2012
It brought back many memories. Thank you.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/1/2012
You take us on a visual trek of celebration from the start of the parade all the way to the last burst of fireworks in the night time skies. Excellent imagery and verse; very well done, Karla! Happy Independence Day to you; may it be full of fun, freedom, festivities, food, and of course, FAMILY (ME!) and FIREWORKS!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/1/2012
A great display of the day coming shortly.

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