Imagine if you can
an arch of chairs on your front lawn
It’s dark out, and everyone has glow sticks
Patriotic country music is playing just for kicks
The people you love the most are all around
The smell of smoke, and firecracker sounds.
This is what I saw today
That is the moment that I want to stay.
Looking about, I wondered what I was feeling
It was laughter, love, and healing.
The children all had sparklers and faces of wonder
And the toddlers were too entertained to wander
The adults were laughing and joking together
That is what I want to feel forever.
That feeling of harmony and love
I don’t think I will ever get enough.
The fireworks show is over, it’s sad really
But there is still a strange sense of comradery
And I know what it is, I think
It was that for a little while, there was a link.
There were no arguments or disagreements
there were no condescensions or judgements
It was harmony, perfect harmony
When different voices sounded together, so beautifully.
I wasn’t talking, wasn’t moving, but I was still apart
Of the spirit of freedom’s heart.