Thursday, July 14, 2011

Campfire


Hello, everyone! I decided to post a poem today! This is a free verse that I wrote the day after a campfire experience. I would’ve written it the evening of, but by the time I thought of it, it was too dark to write. So, enjoy!

A light springs up.
Small branches
And logs
Disappear.
Flames dance,
Casting
Eerie shadows
In the dark forest.
It’s a good night
For ghosts.
We sit around the campfire.
We talk.
We sing.
We tell tales
Of adventure,
Ghosts,
And legends.
I close my eyes
And then open them.
I am in a different world.
Away from the noise
And rush
Of everyday life.
As I look around,
My imagination begins to work its magic.
Perhaps
I am,
Perhaps
We are
Knights, Swordmaidens, and adventurers
On a grand quest.
Perhaps
I am,
Perhaps
We are
Elves on a journey.
Perhaps
I am,
Perhaps
We are,
In Narnia
Or Middle Earth,
And we’re going to meet a legend.
Perhaps
We’re on a search for dragons.
It’s a good night
For adventure.
I blink.
And
The world is normal.
I’m,
We’re
Ordinary people
Sitting around a campfire
And
Dreaming,
Imagining what else we could be.

What do you think of it? I’d love to know! Please comment and tell me!
-Sarah

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