American Celebration – July 4, 2014

American Celebration – July 4, 2014

NO ONE LOSES by Alden Marin
These people
along the festooned streets
of a worn down
coastal town
On the eve of July 4th
waiting for the explosions–
golden domes & purple crowns
the ruby halos and canary sparkles
bristling airborne thorns…
they will wait on these corners
for tomorrow’s show
Like kings awaiting coronation;
Bags of chips, patriotic beer
jerky and a visible pride
in all we’ve done as a nation–
Good and bad, evil & grand
apparent in an evening
As a sparkler in a hand
held up to the night–
Saying Thank You for freedom
Thank You to the armies
long gone & even those vanquished
for giving us this chance
to fold out a chair for a while
open a beer and attend
a little war that no one loses. 

‘American Lite’

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“I think so much of this showy, unsubtle, war violence celebration stuff is largely just awful. Grandiose and wasteful American spectacle-ism…Shock and Awe. Yeah, right…”

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