The Spark



Like a wispy beacon in the night, a spark embers a solemn glow
A delicate balance beholding power to become a flame
Smoldering ever so gently beneath the ashen surface
Impatiently eager to combust through its materialistic chains

In the heat of a moment, it ignites into a roaring blaze
Unleashing an ethereal inferno of abundant, sweltering lust
Seizing its full potential, a torrid fury of uncontrolled chaos
Granting warmth and comfort to those who brave its touch

As the moon ascends the night, it braces for the darkness
Casting grand shadows, thriving when all hope seems lost
Weathering through relentless storms and melodic winds
Holding fast to its allies, shielding them from bitter frost

At the dawn of a new day, it quells with the rising sun
Wistfully fading in the morning dew and spring breeze
Transforming into memory, transcending cosmic light
Its blaze short and swift, but momentously wild and free

The legacy of its warmth, an everlasting gift of gratitude
Even though it wasn’t meant to blaze for all but a night
Forever cherished by its survivors, who will always remember
How it boldly burned hot, and ever so bright

About this poem

Written for an old high school friend, Jarod James Knuth, who passed away on February 4, 2023. Thank you for being kind in the moments it mattered the most. May you rest in eternal peace.

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Written on February 19, 2023

Submitted by ammiemarie on March 10, 2023

Modified by ammiemarie on March 27, 2024

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Scheme XXAX XXXX ABXB XXCX XCXC
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,145
Words 197
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Ammie-Marie Littke

Ammie-Marie Littke is an American writer, songwriter, multimedia designer, and data analyst. Born and raised in southwest Michigan, she learned to love music and literature from the age of 4, adapting the ability to recognize a popular song within the first few seconds of airplay on the radio. She spent much of her teenage youth exploring her creative skills, writing nearly 200 poems and song lyrics between the ages of 11 and 17. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design Management from Bradford School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from East High School in Youngstown, Ohio. more…

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