Happy Fourth of July

It’s Independence Day, Happy Fourth of July

The fireworks will explode and flags will fly

Freedom–the ideal that makes our country great

Our forebears left much to celebrate

Sacrificing service people keep the ideal strong

And artists depict it in word and song

Our country’s a place where gays can now marry

And Mainers may soon have open carry

Politicians take heat from the likes of me

And people evolve what it means to be free

It’s a place where the Bangor Daily News

Let’s people like me share their views


Patricia Callahan

About Patricia Callahan

Trish is a writer who lives in Augusta. She has worked professionally in education and social services.