Fireworks


Fireworks, fireworks!

In dazzling colors

Pierced through the dark

Lit up cold, Manhattan sky.

 

Another year of hope and sorrow

I’m waving you good-bye.

 

Fireworks, fireworks!

From L.A. to Pittsburgh

Around the Washington Mall

What a display of glittering rainbow

For me and you, and for all.

 

Fireworks, fireworks,

Around the sky of Sydney Harbor

Lighting up Eiffel Tower

From Moscow to Tokyo

Holding hands in bursting joy

Wide-eyed Juliets and Romeos.

 

Fireworks, fireworks!

Who’s there to console aching hearts

When innocent tears dry…

 

Fireworks, fireworks!

 

White phosphorus rains down from Gaza sky

In re-education center

Uyghur men rot in hopeless sigh

In Rohingya camps

Violated women spend bleak days and nights

Kashmiri blood spills on roads

For legitimate rights

 

Fireworks, fireworks…

On New Year’s Eve

Shouldn’t I wonder

About their plights ?


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