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by Sherry Gail Heim
Friday, July 04, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I wanted to add music, but it seems that the old method I was using no longer works. Happy 4th of July everyone!


Firecrackers, Sparklers
Hot Dogs, a Parade
Kids playing, grills popping
Apple Pies and Lemonade
Air Force, Navy Air Shows
Taking to the sky
Burgers, Chips and Ice Cream
Hoagies piled high
Today is Independence Day
Let our colors paint the sky
Raise our flag at the dawn
And all day let her fly
Play a game of baseball
And have a fun-filled day
But when the day is over
Recall the price we’ve had to pay
There’ve been a lot of soldiers
Who have kept our country free
Whose sacrifice has given
This great life to you and me
So celebrate July the Fourth
Watch the fireworks on high
Go to sleep in freedom’s arms
Beneath Old Glory’s sky
Sherry Gail Heim
July 4, 2008
Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2008









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Reviewed by John Domino 10/21/2008
A wonderful tribute to the USA and those who fight to keep us free.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/29/2008
I am so sorry I didn't see this before, but I have been getting myself re-settled here in Michigan.

This is a very beautiful, patriotic, colorful poem of what our country is. Everything you said here is the essence of America, at the cost of so many lives through so many wars.

But let's not just wave Old Glory on one day a year. Let us fly her proud every day, and yell to our neighbors that we are proud to be Americans.

For those that have fought, and are fighting for democracy and freedom around the world, I say thank you very much for the life I can lead.

Thank you sis for this wonderfully written, image rich poem, that let's the world know how we feel about America. and to echo Lee Greenwood's song...I will gladly stand up next to you, and defend her still today. America the beautiful is my home, and I am proud of her heritage.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister,Barbie
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/26/2008
Go to sleep in freedom’s arms
Poignant line, thanks dear Sherry for this wonderful July four poem
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/15/2008
Flags are still waving in our town along the streets at people's houses. Summertime they love to profess their patriotism. Celebrating holidays like the 4th brings out more patriotism in everyone. Every day should be for freedoms and letting freedom ring out to us, because the soldiers surely are fighting a tremously horrible war for us to have freedom.
Reviewed by Because . 7/6/2008
Reading a few of my old fav's, Splendid!....I feel the same about the Australian flag...write on, Dani.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/5/2008
Hip-hip-HURRAAAAY!! Great tribute to Independence Day!! I can smell the dawgz and burgers, not to mention the pie! Kindee hot, but...ahhhhhh, a breeze! Think I'll lie back on that beach chair and reread the well-rhymed poem that Sherry Heim wrote. . .'soon as I get me another frosty glass of lemonade. Thanks!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/4/2008
Excellent and a very happy 4th of July to you and yours.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/4/2008
Very beautiful tribute to the men and women who made your country the land of the free. Happy 4Th from the Canucks.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/4/2008
wonderful, also i'm glad to be alive.
stay safe
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/4/2008
great patriotic write!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/4/2008
God bless America, Sherry! Happy Fourth of July to you and yours; stay safe and have fun!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/4/2008
Thank you for sharing the spirit of your Independence Day, Sherry. Love and best wishes to you; your friend from Canada,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/4/2008
You're wonderful at patriotic work. A little nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/4/2008

One of the best poems I've read on the 4th of July - beautifully penned capture of the celebration and why we remember - Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, and have a safe 4th, Karla.
Reviewed by Ron Karcz 7/4/2008
We somtimnes take it for granted, don't we? Nice rememberance.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/4/2008
Your take was a bit different than mine . . . I'm very pessimistic these days about the future of America . . .

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