The Fourth Of July
4 July, 2000
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


The night sky lit up with colors so bright
Voices ooo-ed and ahh-ed with childish delight
Whistles and pops from every direction
Mmm, sweet fireworks an awesome invention

Driving the street watching every which way
Looking for the streaks that for only a split moment stay
People out everywhere lighting off their stashes
First with the whizzes, then bangs, then flashes

As the night sky darkens
The colors now gone helped blacken
The air filled with the scent of gunpowder
As in the house family dogs cower

All in the name of people's freedom
The reason everyone wants to see 'um
The Fourth of July what a night
Oh what a purely wonderful sight


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrye* ( -- Friday, July 4 2008, 12:11 pm

Happy 4Th Of July Dreamers!!!

Gr8 write Becky...may you all proudly fly your flag and enjoy a safe 4th. may your ooos and the ahhhs be among the many that echo in the breeze as you enjoy the feel and the sounds of the night in a positive way along with the parade of colors that illuminate the black sky...that celebrate Independence Day!!! thank you for this write...
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