red, white, blue

I know that the day will arrive
when I am frozen
with fear
and as every moment
that ticks away
underneath
the red, white, and blue
praying
that its colors
are surely a protection
blanketed over my worries
my babies
as they step forth
to defend
the freedoms
so many of us
wish we had
so many of us
carelessly revel in
and as their duty
demands their attention
they give it
proudly
honorably
I know that day will arrive
but until then
the red, white, and blue
reminds me
soothes me
knowing its colors
are brighter
with thanks to all
who have in the past
and in this very moment
give freedom
its voice

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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