Friday, July 05, 2013


Haiku Friday: Independence Day!

It's a great holiday, and it was yesterday!  Let's haiku about that.  You can remember a great moment from July 4, this or any year.

Here is mine:

A surprise that night
My brother appeared, boom!
My heart jumped, glad.

Now it is your turn... just make if 5 syllables/7syllables/5 syllables, and enjoy yourself!

Sitting on the grass
Watching 2 displays oh,
One is not official
Sun sinking, sky blush,
Backdrop, flares launch, explode, ahhh....
For miles upon end
Remember last year's
Fireball in San Diego?
Why not this year too? :(
July Four, Six--Three.
Gettysburg forged a nation.
The United States.
What are the odds that
Adams and Jefferson would
Both die July 4?
June Seven, 76’
in Independence Hall.
Richard Henry Lee

made the audacious
call: Resolved, [we] ought to be,
free and independent States.”

“It is rebellion”
The King of England said
“Take all the ships.”

Ties were severed
one by one, as war began
to brew. Common Sense

is what they called, the
fall from grace, of George
and his belligerent states.

But politics takes
time, and some had thoughts of peace.
Recess Congress called.

While five began to write.
Adams, Sherman, Franklin,
Livingston, each played

a role, but Thomas
dipped the quill, and it is this
that he began write:

“When in the course of
human events, it becomes

to break the bonds that tie.

Then that immortal
line, “All men are created equal.”
With Rights, and Life and Liberty

And the pursuit of happiness.

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