Fire in the Sky


Fire in the Sky (Sunset)

 

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It came all the way from the east.

 

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Beginning its journey very early at dawn,

like a sojourner set for a long trip.

 

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Slow and steady being the watchword,

every step underlined with patience,

its every move never hasty.

 

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Bearing in its wake,

an abundance of goodwill,

spreading light to the world,

and to nature, considerably tender.

 

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In its presence,

Nature burst with activity,

from the untamed wild on land and in the sea,

to unbridled arials in the habit

of cruising clouds with wings.

 

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Easing its way

to its zenith,

by mid day,

the sojourner sets home,

heading west

to a well deserved rest.

 

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Now the cock has gone to roost,

evidenced in the dying embers

of the days flame of activity;

Silhouettes of screaming birds

flapping away towards the red globe,

high up in the sky,

the royal portrait of fiery sunset.

 

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The sunset is beautiful and awesome. It appears in different ways and manner. The picture shows one of those many ways. I considered its daily journey across the sky and was inspired to scribble this piece. I hope it made a good read.

 

Warm regards with all my love.

 

Ndifreke Efiok Akpan.

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