Independence Day

Katie Woerdehoff 4/15/2014

Families gather at the beach

Splashing in the barely warmed water

The hot July sun brightens moods

Lemonade stands are occupied by young entrepreneurs

Grills and red, white, and blue line the streets

The cool refreshing breeze waves American Flags

Everyone's eyes affixed on the parade.

As the sun goes down, carefree attitudes become more apparent

Children brightened by glow sticks and sparklers frolic

The dark sky is decorated by bursts of vibrant color

Mixtures of loud cracks and the following "Ohs" and "Ahs" can be heard a mile away

As the celebration calms, families fold up their blankets,

Gather their children,

And end the day of honoring freedom.

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