The 4th of July is a celebrated
for this country's Freedom and all its ways.
Crackers popping in the street,
as people light them and throw at your feet.
popping and cracking all day long,
the Shell Shock Vet wants this day gone.
low crawls across his bedroom floor,
As he hears the popping outside his door.
He wraps a pillow around his ears,
to stop those sounds he always hears.
On this day he is seldom seen,
as the day goes on he will sometimes scream.
He puts the pillow over his mouth,
to muffle his fears as he screams out.
He knows that night time is soon to come,
when the pops and cracks turn into Big Guns.
The pops and the cracks have turned into Booms,
and he knows that it will be over soon.
During this time he relives his fear,
and prays that quietness will soon be here.
For these Shell Shock Vets, I know their fears,
as daybreak is coming and will soon be here.