Night Launch

by Sonya Ki Tomlinson

Muscles of the bold black sky
rippled stars
The warrior Perseus, his bow strung
aimed flaming arrows towards
the brilliant constellations roaming
nocturnal plateaus

Perfect backdrop for a night launch

Myself, David, and my twin brothers
Chris and Pat had front row seats
on the brick pathway directly in
front of our house in Palm Bay, Florida

Excited, we waited as the
countdown began
suddenly a neon glow
appeared over the northern horizon

A man made star, Delta IV
hurled itself at the speed of sound
like a Greek discus
into the unknown

Our eyes glued to the
spectacular launch
we craned our necks
watching as the
solid rocket motors
burned out
separating from the main
which then soon
disappeared from view

Amidst effervescent
and high fives we
all agreed that
this has to be one of
the Greatest Shows
on Earth!

Sonya Ki Tomlinson's picture

Namaste, It's a given that most folks want to be happy. In my life I have experienced great bliss through creative expression. I love to write, splash colors across canvases and sing devotional songs. Travel is also high on my bliss list. I have journeyed through India, the Land of Om, twelve times. While in India I received guidance, love and inspiration from my Guru, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Swami has been my unfailing support, protection and source of Supreme bliss. As His humble instrument I invoke this prayer", “Sri Saraswati may the words I pen flow, directly from the lips of Heaven.”, Lots of Prema, sonya ki

Last updated February 22, 2014