July 4, 1776

Written for:  Poetic Asides April PAD – Day 23
For today’s prompt, write a historic poem. It could be a poem about a landmark event, specific battle, an era in time, or whatever you consider a historic happening.

Fourth of July, 1776 . . .
America became an infant
country. We grew,
we prospered too, yet at times
I wonder–if the country’s
thunder had not burst in air–
what it might be like now.
What of our phrases, spellings,
medical care, and space travel
to the moon? Why, our national
anthem would be a different tune.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to July 4, 1776

  1. Myrna Zach says:

    God save the queen? Nah


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