Fireworks shoot through the sky;
Independence waves a flag;
Children squeal with such delight;
Uncle Sam parades with swag.
England in the rearview mirror;
Stars and stripes begin to wave;
Soldiers fighting for America,
Even from their graves.
Apple pie at Grandmas;
Grilling sweet-corn in the husk.
Every yard a celebration;
With sparklers lit at dusk.
Fried Chicken ‘neath the Willow;
Potato Salad too;
Hot Dogs at the All-Star Game:
It’s all Red, White and Blue.
Sparklers spark the children;
Stories, remember when:
We’re the greatest of the land;
Not today, but then.
Still, America’s resilient;
We’re not daunted by some laws,
That politicians seem to strike;
Up against our iron jaws.
You see, we know our government;
And we know what’s wrong and right:
Two birds of different colors,
But only one masters the flight.
Is it the devilish of Stellars,
Stealing eggs from families?
Or the Eagle, that’s our treasure;
Flying high with Liberty:
Eschewing all the darkness,
And setting free the light–
To shine down on each one of us–
Like our flag waved that fateful night.
Happy Birthday my America:
Shine bright and faithful, Dear:
Your liberty inspires us,
And reminds us not to fear.
Oh America the Beautiful,
You’re the beacon for us all;
And we’ll fight to keep you ‘free at last’:
It’s our patriotic call.
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