posted on Jul, 1 2013 @ 03:35 AM
Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope it will always be a safe and happy 4th for one and all!
I hope this is o.k., so here goes...not long ago, I wrote a short story for that forum. I am gonna try and see if I can share it here because I feel
like what was written can make us all think a little about some of those words while we shoot off our fireworks and light our sparklers and have our
fun. (I plan on doing a more "fun" topic for the 4th too, tomorrow). Yet, a pause for thought for now...my words/story/short.
It was a beautiful, sunny day, like any other. Birds sang a happy chorus and their lil peeps chirped safely in their nests. A soft, spring breeze
ruffled the fur of a tiny kitten as it chased a butterfly across a field of fragrant wild flowers. Magnolia trees and dogwoods were in bloom. A child
rushed home for supper and teased his sister at the dinner table....then, it happened! A white, blinding flash of light...the boy cries his last tear
as he wonders, "Why"? A soldier is sprawled in a meadow and swears he can smell his moms fresh baked apple pie before he leaves this world. His
brother in arms thinks of his wife and child and wishes he could hold them one more time...before the light of life flickers in his eyes for one last
time...then all fades to black.
An old woman somewhere hugs a picture of her long deceased husband as she waits for the prevailing winds to deliver the nuclear winter. Old Glory is
charred and tattered and on the ground in front of the Old Soldiers Home. They died sick and tired and alone. The rockets red glare, the b*mbs
bursting in air...all for what? If life is a game, then war is a lose, lose situation for us all! There will be no prize, no brass ring. Perhaps all
of the above mentioned was just a bad dream in the mind of some entity or a bad thought in the minds eye of someone/something. Let us hope and pray
that is all it is or ever will be. Peace on earth, good will toward men, should be words to live by, not just some words in a song at Christmas time.
Bless us one and all with peace and love and safety...this July 4th and for all time!
Like I said...this one a bit of a downer I know so will be doing a different.fun topic soon as I get a lil sleep.