Share The Love
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Share The Love


Blast off!

Free verse poetry

Photo by Bill Jelen on Unsplash

Mesmerised by combusting blue burning flames,
Blasting their escape through heated exhaust jets.
Waiting for the take-off as the heat builds up,
Brighter and brighter the flames burn, white-hot heat.

Our eyes becoming wider, anticipating take off,
Hearts are beating faster in our heaving chests.
Involuntary raised Hands as our eyes react they squint.
Just a fleeting thought excites us things may go wrong.

Then along comes mum and turns the flipping gas off!

Thank you Martin Rushton and the Share the Love team for giving my words a platform… Thank you all for reading and your valuable time. J.



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James G Brennan

James G Brennan


Writes eclectic free verse poetry and is free to read. "Everything in life is writable about" Sylvia Plath.