Today’s poem is inspired by the Free Write Friday image prompt from the blog Magic in the Backyard. Blogger Kellie asks her readers to look at the image (see below) and create a free-write piece from the photo.
My poem is written “free” as I cannot go back and proofread or make changes as I write it. I had to resist the urge! I hope you enjoy the result!
(Image courtesy of Magic in the Backyard)
He leaps as he nears the water and
Then lets the power go.
He has held the bulb in his hand for
So long, protecting it,
With the realization today
That he must pass it to the next one in
Sharing is caring, and
With caring comes courage, dances, and
Leaps of the heart.
The track of the race lines with fears for
The people wo hold the bulb.
The bulb is warm, and he wonders aloud
Whether he should have given the power away before now.
In the distance,
The tiger stands at attention,
Ensuring the next keeper of the powerful bulb
Will be kind and bear the necessary strength to
Complete the next part of the race.
The waves lap with contentment that no one else feels.
©2012 Christy Birmingham