Can you feel that day a year ago today As if it was just yesterday When hope and hopelessness both hung in the air Like the breath held before fireworks burst into the night The marvel of the glimmer for the seconds that the lights last Then the disappointment after at the clear dark sky
But there must be something about us together Both times there were supposed to be fireworks Electricity hummed in the air Because we don't need vanishing works of fire and light When our hearts are already carrying them My air above your earth making storms of magic lasting
Him. The way he laughs The way he remains calm in tough situations The way he holds me when I'm scared The way he looks at me like I'm the only one in the room The way he talks to me like he never wants to leave This was a small reality. A reality I had for a year Then it happened Whatever we had was gone Like the autumn leaves It disappeared Our love was over The fire we started burned out It was gone We didn't have the spark like the sparklers on the fourth of July We didn't have it anymore It was gone Him. It was all I could think about
Orange letters On a black screen Speaking of danger Hot and intense by nature No small sparks To light the way Of children's to be Favorite memories The middle of summer Begins to mean Uncomfortable nights And light shows No more Fireflies Beautiful dancing Or bond fires Just the bittersweet memories Of a different year The joy of years past Leaves you sitting on the hard floor Crying For no other reason Than not seeing Those stunning bits of fire That lit up your childhood Having them withheld Has brought you to this Tears running down your face As the bombs crack around you Recorded many years past With the sound of others Enjoying the sight Your favorite part of the year Yet you never knew how much Such a small thing could mean Until you're left On the wrong side of the fence Hand in hand With a new one Different than years past Who wraps their arms around you As the tears slide down your face Reflecting fireworks not seen
Such a sad Fourth of July. So much has changed in a year.
For all the broken hearted, Open your heart again, and to all who think no one Understands, to all the outcasts, lost ones, and anyone: Reach out, there's someone who gets it, There's someone for everyone and no one is truely alone. Here in this very messed up world, I still see HOPE all around me. It's Out there, and anyone can take it. It's Free and keeps you Positive.
Just thinking of Hope gives you power and Understanding. We need more peace and Love in this world and it starts with You. You can help change the future! *Stay Positive! Stay Strong!