Tomorrow is a major holiday in America—July 4th—the date when we commemorate the signing of our country’s Declaration of Independence in 1776. All over America there will be flags flying, backyard picnics, parties, concerts, and fireworks. To celebrate this year’s Fourth of July, I thought I’d post an original patriotic poem I’ve written . The poem is an acrostic poem, one of my favorite forms. In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line, read down, is part of a word that often reflects the subject of the poem. The acrostic poem can rhyme, have a meter or be in blank verse. I chose to write this poem unrhymed and unmetered. If you haven’t tried writing an acrostic poem, I suggest you do. It’s an easy form in which to express your poet side, and a great way to practice brevity in your writing.
Here’s wishing my fellow Americans a wonderful July 4th!
by Catherine Castle
J oin in the celebration! The grand old
U nion is having another birthday.
L ong live freedom!
Y ou won’t find a
F iner country than
O urs, where liberty flies proud
U nder fifty white stars and thirteen
R ed, and white stripes.
T here’s no better reason for celebration.
H ere’s to America!
Long may She reign!
From Season’s Reflections Poetry Chapbook© By Catherine Castle All rights reserved
Have you ever written a holiday poem? If not, give the acrostic poem a shot. You just might get hooked on poetry.
Multi-award winning author Catherine Castle loves writing, reading, traveling, singing, theatre, quilting and gardening. She’s a passionate gardener whose garden won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. She writes sweet and inspirational romances. You can find her Soul Mate books The Nun and the Narc, A Groom for Mama on Amazon