Dawn's Awakening

July 3, 2010

Freedom (4th of July)

Freedom

(4th of July)

 

 

The sun has walked below the horizon,

And the plants sigh, as the ground cools

From the heat of the day.

 

Car doors slam,

And motors rev –

Eager to be off.

 

Tires touch pavement,

And wander down the road

To find the perfect viewing location.

 

The sky slowly fades from blue to black,

As inky silhouettes stretch and chatter

About the fun they have had during the day.

 

At the appointed proper darkness,

Sparkles of light appear

Over the town.

 

Each flower of breathtaking light

Chases the other,

As they go higher and higher.

 

Freedom tickles their heels,

As they race across the sky,

Glowing with delight.

 

The sky soon fills with fireworks,

And the oohs and ahs from the crowd

Applaud their performance.

 

When the curtain of darkness at last returns,

The silhouettes sigh and smile.

Then, they load up and head back home to bed.

 

2009 © Dawn L. Huffaker

From the book: Flights of Fancy (SE)-Volume 1

All rights reserved.


 

2 Comments »

  1. Dawn, you are so gifted at taking just a few sparse words and turning them into a lovely description that I can see in my head. This is a great tribute to the climax of the day. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Candace Morehouse — July 6, 2010 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

  2. Dawn you are a very special lady with a gift to write with such emotion, style, and grace wrapped in the hand of God.

    God Bless You Always!
    Karen

    Comment by Karen Palumbo — July 12, 2010 @ 3:11 am | Reply


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