02 July 2010

Flash 55-Sparklers

Sparklers crackling
Children race barefoot
Into the approaching night
Until the man in the moon winks
Fireworks blast off
Showers of color light the sky
They stand silent
The thud echoing in their ears
Joy and fear in their eyes
The glory of what is possible
Innocence and belief
Our future
Reflected in their faces

If you can tell a story in 55 words--go see the man, the g-man! Happy 4th of July to all!


Brian Miller said...

perhaps the freedom we celebrate is that which we lose as we get older...innocent fun...

Monkey Man said...

Yup. That's fourth of July. Very nice 55.

G-Man said...

I've read EVERY 55 today CM...
Yours is in the Top 3.
Fantastic 55 My Friend...
Thank you so much for this patriotic and optimistic post.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End, and God Bless America

Jingle said...

festive 55.
Happy July 4th.


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