Quiet eyes peered out into the darkness
As bright flashes of coloured light danced in the sky
and quickly sparkled out
And thunderous booms rung out in the distance,
Echoing from building to building.
Crowds gathered to watch a spectacular display of patriotism
As obnoxiously patriotic songs blaired from someone's speakers.
My grandfather watched the show
and reminded me of all those
whom lost their lives for us and for our home.
I saw a tear roll down his cheek
And his weathered lips curve into a smile
As he remembered his friends that had been lost in serving our country.
I locked eyes with him
and saw a youthful liveliness within them as he recalled the past.
All the while
The songs blaired loudly,
The lights flashed and danced,
The cracks of sounds rang out,
And the display went on.