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The Glorious Fourth Of July

Fourth of July. Fireworks, cookouts, baseball, holding hands with your best girl. That’s what it’s about now, but it wasn’t always what it was about.



In a seafaring town not a few years ago

It happened one hot summer day

A document fair to the townsfolk was read

That put all the bells into play

They rang out the news that the freedom they sought

Was theirs by God’s writ and His grace

And from that day forward the people held fast

To the freedoms those men put in place

The Fathers, the Founders, they sweated and swore

Until they had got the words down

And created the world’s finest country by far

And it happened in old Philly town


See my sci fi novel RADIANCE, paperback or Kindle. A fifteen year old boy and his Irish setter find themselves on a strange planet and they don’t know why. They soon find out.