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We Missed the Parade

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We Missed the Parade

The first thing i see,
over the tops of the lonely piano,
are the flapping blood-red stripes of the proud, flagpole.
The trees are rejoicing,
the sun has chased their shadows from the lawn,
their arms are open; welcoming the day’s sky.
here:
the lights are off and the house is quiet,
it’s always weird waking in someonelse’s home.
Brushing blankets,
cool, white tile,
past a parade of family pictures,
and into the next room-
a pile of teenagers sprawled on the couch.
‘What You’re Horoscope Could Tell You’
lying on the table,
through the wall of windows:
morning dew collects over smoky butts and half-drunk beers
no one ever thinks of this scene the night before.
“We won’t be able to make it home through the center for at least another hour”
a groggy voice informs from behind.
“ahh that’s right it’s the fourth of July!”
I picture myself as a kid,
waiting anxiously on the curve,
holding my little brothers ears when the fire trucks pass,
never would I have imagined then,
anything more devastating,
than missing the parade.

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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 2:40:00 PM
    A wonderful reflective poem using lovely imagery to enhance your feelings. Welcome to the Soup. We need more talent like yours. Congratulations on this excellent poem being featured. Aloha, Lotus

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. I enjoyed reading your work

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 10:16:00 PM
    beautiful write....such an awesome way to word the feelings you feel when one loses thier innocence for the first time, that immediate urge to wanna change what you did and go back, a very delicate time in ones life, yet you worded it so nicely. love it!! welcome to poetrysoup