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In the night sky
a thousand voices cry out,
visual spectacle illuminating
the end of each light.
Every color with its moment
of brilliance, then silence.
The children with their sparklers
testifying the 4th is upon us.

The stars hide,
fearing that they might be next.
The teens throwing bombs,
seconds before fingers could burst
in five directions.
Mothers' worried hands,
reaching out to save them,
but disappear quickly
into smoke and laughter.

And when it's over,
we are grateful to still be here,
awaiting next year's brilliant
delights.
Ignoring that even the sun
remained hidden
for all time is short.
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Sniper in the Sky by HamsterScribbles

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Mez3rika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow... This is very well written. I like how you were able to deal with this theme, it's sort of hard to me. Well done. :clap: :love:
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HamsterScribbles Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I find myself at my best when I am inspired directly by others.
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Mez3rika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Same with me. :giggle:
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Nomads-of-Korsun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Interesting poem, though I've never much been good at poetry, I like this one.
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AdorkableRiss09 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Very nicely written. :) 
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HamsterScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
awe thanks :)
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A couple of editorial comments, my dear:

Every color with it's moment (its, not it's)
of brilliance,then silence. (you want a space after the comma)

Mothers worried hands, (Mothers' — possessive)

awaiting next years brilliant (year's — possessive)

Loved it — happy Independence Day!
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HamsterScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also fixed xD
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*MWAH!*
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Breathing-Rams Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it!!!! I say that it might even be better than my own! :)
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HamsterScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for letting me play with it :) And im glad you approve of the outcome. ^-^
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Breathing-Rams Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I do. ^^
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