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The Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July

It was so like you to choose a day
marked on the calendar in red,
as if we needed a reminder
of those hot tears that we shed
in that time now half a lifetime gone.
The calendar still makes me cry,
as it reminds me of the sadness on
your last Fourth of July.


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  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:59:00 PM
    very well written on a sad subject .

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Very sad and emotional, hope you are good !!

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 9:53:00 AM
    what sad stories how they died on different holidays that you just told me, Joyce. Thanks for your kind words on my poetry.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:57:00 AM
    oh my, it was exactly on this day, Joyce? So sad. a very expressive little poem.

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:06:00 AM
    Not my fav holiday either! Big hugs Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Holidays are difficult to celebrate if a personal tragedy occurred on one of them. Good write as usual.

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Enjoyed your write Joyce hope your keeping well love to you xxx