Falling Transformation

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Look down:
The sphere spins in the distance, merging its colors
sapphire and jade are decipherable, but rotation blends all others.
From here the earth is beauty; an ornament to the cosmos.
Glistening, sparkling, it shines like a gem emerging from the shadows.

Look down:
Advance and you will see the foggy layer of white
that levitates above at massive height.
How gorgeous it is, this earth just below
how peaceful, how tranquil; all that sounds is the wind’s slight blow.

Come down –
Through the clouds we now travel; we see the waves heave.
They bump and they tumble, while the land is filled with creatures that grin or grieve.
Yet there’s still such radiance on this gem of a sphere:
flowers that smile, and sunsets that paint the sky with hues of cheer.

Come down –
For now we stand on this world with people who bustle about.
We see their strained faces, the crime, sadness and doubt.
What happened to the glory we observed moments before?
How did we get lost so quickly in humanity’s lore?

Down here
all the flowers seem to wilt with a frown.
The sunset hurts your eyes, and oh, the painful sounds!
I hear children crying and people wailing in hunger.
Some cower in fear; others shout angry words at each other.

The solutions are nowhere to be found under the sapphire sky
the answers are missing in the jade-tinted land and the white clouds up so high.
No resolution exists on this earth in which we stand
and so to the hurting, the hungry, the strained and broken man –
Look up.





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mmoran said...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm
This poem reminds me of a piece of artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe; her abstract collection. Very beautiful poem.
 
Danica replied...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Oh really? I've never seen it but now I'll have to look up her work :)  Thanks for your comments!
 
JesusIsMySavior777 said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm
great job!!! u r such a gud writer!! this is my fav out of urz. u create the allusion of descending down, and then closing with looking up with hope. itz amazing
 
Danica replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Thanks, this was actually my favorite to write, so I'm glad you agree :)
 
CassieSherman14 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm
cool poem! good job! *
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm
Thanks for your comments!
 
ilovewriting95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm
your welcome! thanks for your comment on my poem!
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm
No problem I loved yours :)
 
ilovewriting95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm
Thanks. You're so nice!
 
runnermom said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm
I love this poem.  My favorite! I really feel like I am traveling downward closer and closer to the problems that can only be solved from someone above.
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm
That was my goal, so thank you!
 
optimisticpessimist said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm
The words flow so effortlessly. I love your writing! keep it up ;)
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Thanks again :)
 
kugdude said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 10:31 am
The words flow beautifully and the meaning is so deep!  Wow, I am impressed!!
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm
haha thanks
 
GYMRAT:) said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I love the poem! It has so many details!!:)
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Thank you!
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm
This was amazing, so sad and vivid and beautiful, excellent rhythm and message.
 
Danica replied...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Thank you! :)
 
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