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Jul 4
All the years before the Corona pandemic, my Swedish neighbours from across the lake used to celebrate the 4th of July with a party,  having themselves spent 32 years in the United States.  To them I dedicate this poem.

  July 4th, 2020 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

It is the fourth of July.
A day we usually
Fill with joy:
Fireworks, parades and games
Its names:
Fourth of July:
Independence Day.

United, free;
No more a colony;
A formal declaration
Made of five brave men
And Thomas Jefferson,
Making history, and
The beginnings of a USA.

So, Americans,
My dear, dear Swedish friends
And any there may be elsewhere,
Let us wear the day
In camaraderie and play.
Most all in harmony.
Happy, Happy 4th July! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

July 4th, 2020 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin
Written by
Arlene Corwin  Sweden
     Lure Pot, Thomas Harvey, Ciel Noir and Helena
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