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July the 4th

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July the 4th

People do not celebrate
July the 4th abroad.
There aren’t fireworks with which
Observers may be awed.

It’s just another day
Without the red, the white, the blue;
And more than likely, there won’t be
A family barbecue.

For other countries do not know,
Nor would they really care,
That on this date the stars and stripes
All flutter in the air.

Americans rejoice,
But if to foreign shores we’re led
The only Sousa cymbals 
Will be those inside our head.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Your 4th of July - our 4th of May you're making a point here. but not to me... have friends in the US so I am aware! More people should

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 3:09:00 PM
    In Egypt, they could give a damn about our dear old Uncle Sam. They're dieing for their right to live with economic fairness. To our delightful celebration, they probably don't have much awareness.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:57:00 PM
    I really like this! I hope you had a happy 4th!

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:07:00 AM
    awesome post for the fourth, dear lady!

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 3:02:00 AM
    Have a Happy Holiday, my friend.