Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine

Night Blooms

By Fiercebuddhist @fiercebuddhist

flowers bloom
in the night sky-
war memorial

Tonight as people watch fireworks Oooing and Ahhing about them. Many veterans will be suffering from PTSD, flashbacks and panic attacks. Every explosion tonight will remind me of war and how horrible it is.

In the National Anthem the line “bombs bursting in air” illustrates this. Tonight’s fireworks should be a reminder of the sacrifices that were made during the “Revolutionary War.”
So when you watch them imagine what it would be like if they were the sound of incoming artillery or cannon fire. Then give thanks to those who gave their life so that this Nation could exist.

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