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They Who Do Not Know
by Amanda L. Jones

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
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It just may be my strangest poem to date. I wrote these lines on the Fourth of July; our Independence Day.

Four specific in the 4th stanza lines are meant to be a wake-up call. To remind Americans of what we've let happen to this country, a country that was founded on Christian beliefs and citizens' rights.
I am not entirely sure who "she" is. "She" may be God, or "she" may be the government. This was a poem that sort of wrote itself, so I can't be completely sure.

The starworks burst
and their colors fly,
rushing fast to their finale,
and seen to be a beauty by the eyes
that watch them die.

As she splits the evening crowd,
visions set to the sky,
she has only to lift her arms high,
to the beauty,
confident and sound.

'Just before the ides of July,'
she declares,
her tone as icy blue
as the satin gown she wears,
'you will all have your wishes,
your fourth of July dishes,
and (why)
you doth cry?
You haven't a clue.'

The celebration of a distant independence
has received a substitute of mistake,
drinking,
and repentance.

And as each starwork bursts
and each color doth fly,
the sins of your present,
and the knowledge of your past
cancel out,
leaving us all insignificant playthings
on the ends of which strings she holds.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/7/2009
You write of deep and meaningful things, Amanda. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/5/2009
A well written poem,take care

EDWIN



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