This is America

Written by Danielle E. Pasqua

Copyright © June 22, 2019









When the downtown traffic light turned red

People stopped to wait for a float painted white

That carried veterans in uniforms notably blue


Just as the soldiers past the sky turned a dark blue

And the sun faded fast that left a stripe blazed in red

Then rose the stars that twinkled in a crystal white


As the night moved on sparklers shined white

Fireworks lit up the sky in orange, yellow and blue

Only to end the show in different shades of red


This is America in red, white and blue