Glory, glory to the red, white and blue.
Each month Rye Reflections will publish a poem from a Margaret Foley collection entitled, "The Splendid Months of New England".
Let's celebrate the Fourth of July.
With parades, barbecues and fireworks, too,
We salute the Freedom Fighters of '75.
The weather is warm, the days are long,
People are happy, dressed to have fun.
Time to go swimming, to surf, sail or rest,
Crowds at the beaches play games they like best.
Colorful butterflies play games of tag
In flowering gardens and wind-blown fields.
The Full Buck Moon smiles on the world
and mid-summer moves happily in its beams.
Singing "God Bless America", we pray for our land
Where freedom and independence reign.
We pray for the brave who have fought and died
That freedom and independence may remain.
July 7, 2005
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