TMP — My Nation On Its Birthday

Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. Today is the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day. And I’m sorry folks, but I’m not feeling it. So here is my peevish post.

I’m just not in the mood to celebrate my nation’s birthday. It’s not so much apathy as it is frustration, disappointment, anger, and resentment.

There are powerful forces who want to suppress democracy in America. They gleefully pull the petals from the flower of freedom until there are no freedoms left, no justice for all, no liberty, no pursuit of happiness.

So you go ahead and enjoy your festivities, patriotically wave your flags, and set off your fireworks while so many watch in awe as our ship of state sails off into stormy seas.

I will stay home, far from the madding crowd, taking solace in the carefree little fireflies lighting the sky in my backyard. I will suffer in silence the grief I feel deep inside my heart for the impending death of my nation on its birthday.

Also written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (apathy), The Daily Spur (suppress), My Vivid Blog (petals), Word of the Day Challenge (powerful), Ragtag Daily Prompt (sail), and E.M.’s RandomWord Prompt (fireflies),

10 thoughts on “TMP — My Nation On Its Birthday

  1. Rall July 4, 2022 / 12:00 pm

    Great job of combining all the prompts. Guess there’s not a lot to celebrate at the moment!

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    • Fandango July 4, 2022 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks. And no, not a lot to celebrate.


  2. Lauren July 4, 2022 / 12:07 pm

    I am not in the right mental space to celebrate either. I mourn for our once great country.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam July 4, 2022 / 1:09 pm

    Unfortunately days like these have become divisive. Australia Day now has the moniker of Invasion Day, I think it should just be moved, but as my husband states it won’t change things.

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  4. Richmond Road July 4, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    I imagine that singing of ‘the land of the free’ with any sort of conviction must be becoming increasingly difficult. But like ‘Australia Day’ in Australia, ‘Independence Day in America might help to draw a nation’s attention not towards what might have made it feel great in the past but instead toward what might make it feel great in the future.

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  5. Maggie July 5, 2022 / 5:45 am

    No feeling of celebration here, either.

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  6. Carol anne August 27, 2022 / 8:16 am

    I feel bad for americans, so much unrest is going on over there right now!

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