Independence Day

Tonight it’s only 

stars in the sky

but tomorrow it’s the 

Fourth of July 

and the sky will fill

with violent light

leaving refugees quivering 

at the sight 

and you will cheer 

and I will cry

we’ll drink our beer 

as countless die

and countless more 

are forced to flee 

when you look at these fireworks 

what do you see?

and what do you feel

and what do you hear

and what do you smell 

and why do you fear

people here 

and half a world away 

who we robbed of their 

independence Day?

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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