Fireworks with Lee Greenwood* and Eminem*
(Battle of Radios)
An excited young family of five sat
in lawn chairs, AM synched to the show’s
music as patriotic fireworks splayed perfectly.
Lee Greenwood sang, “’Cause the flag still
stands for freedom and they can’t take that
away,” as red, white and blue stars lit
up the sky and warmed all hearts. Until
a group of loud teenagers drove up, radio blaring,
emitting smoke, rudely parked their cranked up
car by the family; was this a joke? Eminem belted,
“I don’t give a damn, what you think, I’m doing
this for me, so f....” The dad jumped out of his
seat turned his radio up, “’Cause there ain’t
no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA.”
The fireworks were growing bigger, beautiful
colors everywhere. All around were oohs and aahs,
the grand finale was near. The rebels danced
and laughed, turned their music even louder.
“Everybody come take my hand we’ll walk this road
together, through the storm.” At the same time,
even louder like a tug of war melody. “I’m proud
to be an American where at least I know I’m free.”
*God Bless the USA, Lee Greenwood
*Not Afraid, Eminem
Prompt inspiration: Poets United Thursday Think Tank
That music always makes my heart swell!
I liked the juxtaposition of Eminem and God Bless America. Nicely told. :-)
what a fun take.
Happy July 4th.
A good story, telling of the freedom of the individual to annoy others, and the tolerance of the others! A real freedom.
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