Fireworks ~ A soldier’s view   3 comments

Fireworks

Bright
embers
burn the sky
with toxic flames,
searing flesh and mind;
‘till veiled by joyous cries,
mem’ries retreat, careworn eyes
open to see reflected light
glow with freedom’s joy in his child’s face.
For this sight with pride he served – soldier smiles.

© 2010 Kate Sender

The soldier’s recollections are those of a friend who served in Vietnam. ~ Think this Independence Day of those soldiers, sailors, marines, guards, who make it possible for us to take joy, not fear, in the light of flames dancing in the sky ~ and thank them for their service with honor.  Brightest Blessings.

FYI ~ the poetic pattern I used is Etheree ~ Ten lines, increasing syllable count line by line, from one to ten.

Write On!

Kate

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3 responses to “Fireworks ~ A soldier’s view

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  1. Great post.
    Write on, my friend.

  2. Awesome Kate, keep ’em com’n.
    Zak.

  3. Pingback: Independence Day 2011 « Kate2world's Blog

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