The Color of Fireworks

The Color of Fireworks

A Poem by RachelReaper

I wrote this because the 4th of July is coming up, hope you enjoy!


The Color of Fireworks

Every year I go out to see

The fireworks on the fourth of July

Bursts of color and imagination

Always fill my mind


First a small red to start

Captures the crowd's "oohs" and "ahhs"

Before moving to elaborate parts


A navy blue with a pinch of gold

Looks like a pirate ship at sea

Floating on the winds with the night stars

Their compass pointed towards treasure's greed


A huge green spark erupts to hug the entire sky

All I can picture are your piercing, emerald eyes

Peering down at my makeshift campsite


Now the explosions light off all at once

Like it's the next World War

Ashes rain down to make me cough

But I only want more


Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

A rainbow caught on fire

Is in our sky so dire

To see the next design

It feels like the night is mine


Radio blasting, fireworks smashing

Together into works of art

Like a painter's palette

In the sky but never too far

Out of reach from us


Now the finale's finally here

Much to everyone's excitement and cheer

Colors light off like giant paint bombs

Splattering the sky, us, and then some


The last one goes off and gets a standing ovation

Entertaining as always, I can't wait for next year's

Bigger, brighter, and louder participation


Now as I pack up the tent and the chairs

I think to myself I could write a poem about that

But the thought always seems to flit from my mind

Just like a firework, gone in a flash



© 2012 RachelReaper

Author's Note

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"a rainbow caught on fire" definitely my favorite line...great poem as usual:):)

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is really good. I especially liked the last few lines.

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is amazing and it really shows what fourth of july. Amazing and Good job!

Posted 12 Years Ago

this is a really great poem to look at right July 4th. The visualization of the fireworks is awesome.

Posted 12 Years Ago

i'm tired so im just gonna so its good and go into details maybe some other time

Posted 12 Years Ago

this has very good imagry to it. I like it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I really like it! My b-day is on July 1st, so I feel a closeness to the holiday.Very cool!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great poem, lovely imagery, I feel as of I'm watching the show by reading it. You may want to work a little on the flow, but other than that it's amazing!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I like it. I'm working on a 4the of July thing myself. Great job. It Reminds me of the stuff I go see every year.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on June 25, 2012
Last Updated on June 25, 2012



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