Together on the Fourth of July

This week, the prompt was 4th of July. A guest visiting the Writers in the Grove Monday workshop gave us permission to publish her prompt. Her name is Susan Siverson and she is proud mother of 4, lives in Seattle, and is a former bank manager now working at Seattle Pacific University in the Education Department.

That’s not fair – I have rights
But where do your rights end and mine begin?
Will you keep pushing the boundaries
Blind to your selfishness?
Could you be oblivious
Or do you just not care?

Then I think, and wonder –
Were you taught manners?
Or did you grow in
An environment of pain and uncertainty?

Yet today these differences fade
As we shift focus to a single theme
To dine, laugh, watch
Mesmerized by moments of light
Predesigned to enchant.
Speechless and awed together.


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