Fourth of July


Fourth of July

Cluster of colorful Fourth of July fireworksFourth of July

Brilliant lights against the dark night sky

Why do I feel like I just want to cry

Dazzling colored fireworks on the fourth of July

Why do I just sit here and sigh.

A Pop, a burst an extra loud boom

Why is my husband in bed in his room

We once watched the bright lights together happily

Dementia has stolen this, too from me

By Michelle Andrea Bracken

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These holidays can be downright awful. I feel your pain.\r\n\r\nI do, however, love that you turned that heartache into creative beauty. Your poem is stunning in its ability to communicate just what you feel.