Tag Archives: the 4th (of July)

WHY IS THIS DAY SPECIAL?

So many people say, “July 4th,”

Do they know what that means…

According to informal surveys

This knowledge is poorly gleaned.

Do they pick out ahead of time

The least informed to get laugh lines….

The last I knew, American history–

In school–got very little study time!

July fourth–The 4th of July–

American Independence Day….

The Declaration of Independence came out

And revolution from British sway.

The media’s made it like all other Days,

Remembering any and all war…

But fighting the British whose colonies we were

Is what this Day is for!

It’s nice all this is remembered,

Military Days all the same…

Confusing minds as to reasons and kinds–

And nobody takes the blame.

–Jonathan Caswell

OUR LAST SUPPER

OUR LAST SUPPER—UNTIL AUTUMN!

The flurry of activity

Was worth the effort you see…

This season’s last dinner

Til autumn or winter

For a neighborhood company.

Families show in the summer,

For others, their absence a bummer…

People go out,

Not stay in and pout–

On the 4th, we’ll be out in numbers!

Some will always gather to play,

Nickel and diming away…

Perhaps a bite

With one or two seems right,

While the rest of us try making hay!

–Jonathan Caswell