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Midnitesun
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0 posted 07-04-2005 01:24 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Does bah humbug have a 4th of July equivalent????

LOL. GRRR! I hate the noises of the 4th of July, all the whistles and sirens and screaming, the  screeching blasts and bombs and...today, I shall wear headphones.
I do, however, enjoy the spectacular colors, especially the grand finale of a great fireworks display.  I just hate the noises and smells of the 4th.

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1 posted 07-04-2005 11:09 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Not only the noise!! Look at all of that smoke that goes up in the air! Thousands of celebrations all across the country! Can you even imagine what that must be doing to the ozone layer? Where are the environmentalist groups when you need them? What about the duds, the ones that don't go off and land in fields or wherever for some small child to find? That's dangerous! And what are we doing to our English friends?? We have many Brits in the US of A and what are we doing? Insulting them!! Celebrating the day we told them to take a hike! is that kind? I can't understand why they don't appeal to the government to have such a crass display of such a dastardly time in their history stopped! For a government that sides on whoever claims their rights are being violated, regardless of their numbers, I would fully expect that any government involvement in such festivities would be declared illegal! The entire holiday is environmentally harmful, dangerous and insulting and politically incorrect! Down with the 4th of July!!!

oh, and, happy 4th, Kacey!
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2 posted 07-04-2005 11:47 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

well, don't have any idea what that reply was all about, as all I said was I hate the smell and the noise
nothing about the reasons for the holiday or anything else
sheesh, but you sure went off on your own little side trip that time deer
happy 4th anyway

it's one of the most important holidays we have in the USA that doesn't focus on religion
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3 posted 07-04-2005 12:53 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

That's called sarcasm.
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It's not the noise itself, but it is the time of the evening and when people light those fireworks... Weeks prior to and after the 4th and late at night when I am trying to sleep, so as I can get a good night's rest and get up early for work.

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I wouldn't say I'm a real fan of the spectacle aspect of the holiday, but I absolutely respect that others like it. I just feel often the spectacle overshadows the meaning.

Within the last few years I've honored the 4th of July by going down to my local rescue shelter, where some veterans are, and volunteer hours there. Often I feel we take for granted all in which they've given for us as servicemen and servicewomen, we overlook the son or daughter within. That thought always touched a soft spot within me so that's why I've volunteered for four consecutive years now and want to make it an ongoing tradition.

In heart, I believe that the most important meaning behind this special day is to celebrate when this nation was born, and to reflect on where we've grown the past 229 years and honor all those who've lept America's promise fulfilled.

I'm no real fan of firework spectacle or flashy patriotism, but have nothing against those who love this tradition.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa

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I like the way you celebrate, Noah.
As I said, I just don't like the smells and the loud noises. It reminds me too much of being shot at when I lived in the Middle East for a year. Not to mention a few drive-by shootings too close to home when I was in California. On the other hand, I can listen to a baby cry and fuss and it doesn't bother me, as long as I know someone is tending to the child's needs.
Have a great 4th, and be safe and sane, we need all the poetic brainpower we have here at Pips!
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7 posted 07-04-2005 05:33 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I hear ya, Kace.

Ain't nothing wrong with an occasional bang tho.



I told this story somewhere before, but my sister Cathy also hated fireworks--bless her heart, her nerves always got the best of her, so when I presented my nephew with a bag of fireworks well over a decade ago she was pretty ticked off at me.

She jumped with every boom.

So I called my nephew in, and told him, "Yanno what I used to do?"

And proceeded to tell him how much fun it was to decimate the piles of um, well, dog poo.

I was pretty pleased with myself too, as he ran gleefully out to the yard, where nodding, there were piles prolific from the gang of strays she and I had taken in.

"Are you completely crazy?" Cathy asked me.

I smiled serene and told her, "Shhhhh...listen."

Not only was the sound muffled, but I further explained that it was safer too, as we KNEW he would back away from the offending little bomb pretty quickly after he lit the fuse.

*chuckle*

I enjoy coming up with unique solutions.



Have a happy holiday, Kace.
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8 posted 07-04-2005 06:28 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

you ARE unique, Karen
LOL, poppin poop bombs, eh?

shaking my head here, but laughing at your safety methodology

happy safe and sane(?) 4th to you
 
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