July 3, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is Independence Day (USA), which falls on July 4th.
Today’s poem is a July 4th poem about the holiday as myth and fantasy.
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Fantasies endure the test of time.
Out of myths emerge identities.
Underneath the prose there is the rhyme,
Revealing what was not and could not be.
There is a well-worn scrim across the past,
Hard to see through, absent light behind:
Old, self-serving stories made to last,
Fictive landscapes painted on the mind.
Just listen to the songs of who you are:
Underneath your words are melodies
Long rehearsed, the bedroom door ajar,
Years ago, when truth was meant to please.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/fanta2.html. For more poems for Independence Day, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/july4thpoems.html.
This week’s theme: Independence Day (USA)July 3: Fantasies Endure the Test of Time