Fireworks over the Sea

by John Herzog

Jumping from cloud to cloud
onto the paradise in the sky, I can't
help but scream so loud, so loud that
not even the deepest depths of the earth can ignore it.

Sweet sound, the scream,
taking anguish and exchanging it for relief.
Everyone will witness the return of breath to my lungs, the
peril fleeing my eyes, and my wings as they spread and
head toward the infinite sky, and out of simple joy, I will cry,
every tear a testament to each second spent biting my
nails, fighting for the end of the once endless night.

Here now there lies a utopia brimming with the shine of an
eternal sun. And as my screams echo off the gleam of glowing
rays, I'll fall into the sweet cup of orange juice that is today, the
zenith of my life, the culmination of countless endeavors
of enduring whatever the world hurled in my direction - the
grand finale of fireworks over the sea, painting the tale of emerging free.


Author's Note: I started a Creative Writing club at my school, and as an introductory prompt, I told everyone to write an acrostic poem using the letters of their name as the beginning of each line. This is mine.

Posted on 04/11/2009
Copyright © 2021 John Herzog

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/11/09 at 12:13 PM

Really, clever, creative stuff, man. It doesn't actually read or feel like there were any real restrictions on this. Nice work.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 04/11/09 at 02:16 PM

I think you did an excellent job on this challenge. I enjoyed reading every word, John. I applaud you. *smile*

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