Independence Day Poems

July 4th Poems

Barbecues and fireworks, flags and parades, Independence Day evokes so many images of the American summer. Its original purpose to celebrate the birth of the American nation on July 4th, 1776 has given way to festivities that celebrate both America and the lives and freedoms that the accomplishments of American Independence have allowed. The commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is a time not only to reflect on what happened at America's founding but also to look again at the nation's values and recommit oneself again to those ideals.

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  1. The 4th Of July

    • By Jackly Wingfield
    • Published: July 2015
    Feeling The 4th Of July (ABC Poem)

    As the fireworks
    Burst around in
    Circles and all the
    Different designs, the

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  3. Paul Revere's Ride

    Listen my children and you shall hear
    Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
    On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
    Hardly a man is now alive

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  4. A Nation's Strength

    What makes a nation's pillars high
    And its foundations strong?
    What makes it mighty to defy
    The foes that round it throng?

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  6. The Flag

    Red for the blood shed in the name of Freedom,
    for which we fought,
    united
    Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed, ...

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    The poem touched my mind very deeply as the narration of the poem resembles with my thought.

  7. Independence Day

    The History Of The Declaration Of Independence

    When we think about the birth
    of this great nation,
    Congress declared July the 4th 1776
    and issued a proclamation.

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    I enjoyed reading about the history in your poem (such a refresher course). We should never forget these great men who gave their lives for our country.

  8. Destruction Is Our Strength

    • By Dani Mclain
    • Published: June 2014
    9/11 Poem

    4..3..2..1..

    We fall.
    Crashing onto our weakened knees and pray....

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    Someone asked me how it feels. My heart aches, my thoughts are empty. My mom, my brother, six months apart. They are gone. A part of me went with them. Life isn't the same. A arm, maybe a...

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  10. Freedom

    • By Natalie
    • Published: June 2014
    Cinquain About Freedom

    Flag waves,
    Firecrackers!
    The marching band goes by.
    Grateful for our soldiers who fought.

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  11. American Soldiers

    • By Cynthia Barton
    • Published: September 2008

    Every day more soldiers have to leave
    to fight this war so we can be free.
    they pack light to set out on their way
    praying the war will end some day.

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    Thank you for writing this noble poem about the honor and sacrifices of our U.S. military. Very moving poem.

  12. The Spirit Of America

    • By Anita Onyett
    • Published: August 2011

    Our fathers of old built this land
    On the leading of God's Holy Hand.
    Each great statesman lived his own life,
    Proudly putting his God first in that life....

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  13. July 4th

    • By McKenna L. Martin
    • Published: July 2016
    Short Poem About Fireworks

    Flying fireworks
    In the air,
    Soaring like rockets,
    Everyone stares.

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