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Poem: Keeping 4th of July Spirit

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Summary of poem

Keeping the 4th of July spirit is about how Covid-19 is causing many firework displays to be cancelled. Despite the virus keeping us at bay we can have mini celebrations in our neighborhoods. We can cookout and listen to music. It is the American way.

"American Spirit" by Thomas Rhett

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"Keeping 4th of July Spirit"

As COVID-19 gains strength
defeating our efforts to stay at home,
the time on the clock not stopping,
the calendar rolls on.

This fourth of July
no bang illuminating the night sky,
no whistles or palm trees adorning the vault of heaven,
to mark our Independence
with firework displays cancelling across the land.

Facing this challenge together
with our forefathers in mind,
making the moment spectacular
despite the virus keeping us a bay.

With no time to sit and moan
for it’s not the American way,
neighborhoods planning mini celebrations,
keeping our spirits high
amidst social distancing,
with cookouts and music,
recognizing this important day.

"God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood by 1115countrygirl"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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