Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy Birthday, USA - Flash 55, Friday, July 2, 2010

 Flash 55, Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, USA

It’s the time to fly Old Glory,

On our country’s national day,

And join with friends and family,

To say “Happy Birthday,” USA,

Many fought before us,

For the freedoms we hold dear,

And, still our troops are fighting,

In lands so far from here.

May they return safely to their loved ones at home.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy

All rights reserved

If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell Mr. G-Man


  1. Love the poem and it seems you have changed things around here on your blog since I've been here. I'm posted also just follow the link.


    Thanks for reading.

  2. yes, as we celebrate this weekend we need to remember those that make it possible...serving in our stead. nice 55.

    mine is up!

  3. that was beautiful!

  4. I like this. It's a very patriotic tribute for a day when patriotism is so right. Years ago, i saw the opening ceremonies for the LA Olympics while sitting in a living room in Brazil. I have never felt so proud and patriotic as I did that day.

  5. The new look to your blogg is great - love the purple. I hope you are well on the road to recovery so can enjoy your holiday weekend. Sending caring huggles and wellness thoughts, Michelle and Zebby, xxx and loud purrrrumbles

  6. A lovely 55! Wishing you a wonderful July 4th celebration!

  7. Thank you Carmen
    for playing today,
    Your mind has great retention.
    Your smart, creative, and a real good looker,
    And you still bring men to attention!!

    Love your 55 My Friend
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End, and God bless America!

  8. “Happy Birthday,” USA,
    beautiful words

  9. Just your nw template (my faveorite color!)

    Great 55! For the fourth to come!

  10. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Sitting here in "old Europe" it is surely impressive to see a whole nation able to celebrate such a day. A wonderful time for you all.

    daily athens

  11. Puts me in the spirit. Great 55!

  12. And let us pray there will be no further need for sacrifice.

  13. Beautiful poem! Hope that you're feeling better and that you have a great holiday weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Brian Miller -
    As always, I love having you visit and I enjoyed your 55.

    Larry -
    I couldn't resist this color in the new blogger
    template! Enjoyed the trip to Big Sur on your

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

  15. John's comments -
    Thanks for visiting. I just came from your fun
    55! Loved it.

    Mickle in NZ -
    I loved the color of this new blogger template. It was close to the shade of the cover I chose
    for my poetry booklet.

    Hope you and Zebbycat are staying warm this winter!

    Felicitas -
    I have a quiet 4th planned...I've finally recovered from a five day hospitalization but I'm still taking it easy.

    G-Man -
    You are a dear. Your poetic verse flatters this
    old girl and always makes me smile!

    sm -
    Wish you could be over here sometime for one of
    our U. S. birthday celebrations and I'd like to be in India for your Independence day!

    Dulce -
    I couldn't resist this template. It is also one of my favorite colors. It's close to the color of my new poetry book on Amazon. Check it out,
    "Life's Journey" - you can look at the back cover and see inside, as well.

    ρομπερτ -
    It is a happy time for us, usually - lots of family get togethers and celebrations. I have nothing special planned, though. Just taking it easy. Finally on the mend after my five days of hospitalization and still not ready to overdo things.

    Nara Malone -
    Thank you for your visit - glad you liked my

    Alice Audrey -
    If only there could peace in this world, that would be the greatest gift of all. Thanks for your visit.

    Marguerite -
    Thanks for coming back. I'm sure Lafayette will be having a great 4th of July. Wish I were there with you, feasting on crawfish and raw oysters....don't know how the oil spill has impacted on all this.

  16. Beautiful poem and tribute to those served to keep us free.

  17. A big AMEN to safe returns! Happy 4th to you.

  18. A beautiful poem, Carmen, to honor our military service members who preserve our cherished freedoms! Happy 4th of July!
    ♥ Pat

  19. Happy Birthday USA.........

    i wish ppl could come together and feel united all 365 days...of a year than only a few days like these.....i mean it happens like this in India......on this days we all are Indian ...but not on the others......

    Hope, it's better there........

    wishing the gulf war also gets over that soldiers can come home.......

  20. happy 4th of july!

  21. Icy BC -
    I'm glad you liked my "Happy Birthday, USA" poem - you are such a gifted poet yourself, that means a lot to me.

    hope -
    If only all our troops could return safely, it would be a joyous day!

    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti - I know you must have had a spectacular 4th in Brooklyn! I was home alone and didn't even step outside the whole day!

    Hitesh Rawat -
    I so agree with you. It would be nice if we could hold that patriotic sense all year through. We manage it for holidays and then it seems to die down until the next one.