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Celebrating The Anniversary Of Freedom's Birth Of Death

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Celebrating The Anniversary Of Freedom's Birth Of Death

Spiral in the night, explode;
and let me gaze upon your uselessness as I vomit near this grave;/
...this unmarked grave.

Alas but this is celebration,
celebrating one so free as to weep besides your dying mother, starving in the streets. 
To weep besides your dying father and your dying dreams.

Which is why we fire rockets to the sky,
to gaze upon them blindly as our freedoms pass us by.
To gaze upon owlishly and hoot upon their majesty;
we call it freedom;........

...yes.

..................The

...........................freedom

................................... .........to

................................... ................die.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2011 11:57:00 AM
    I positively enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Michael. I hope to be back again tomorrow to read some more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 7:39:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this poem..Thanks for sharing it Brenda