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The scream of fireworks

the scream of fireworks

 Dear little chum,

Here is my open letter to you.

Misery is like a carnival,

humming by in waves of the blast.

echoing through the Thundering skies from miles away

the scream of fireworks

And sparkling lights become blood rain,

it pours with the color red

you poor Lil soul might be excited

painting puzzle with your dead blood.

Dear little chum, I can hear your shout on the wind,

My heart clogged by mysterious throbbing

my tears want to blast like a missile

I don’t know where to jump on the land of blood.

I have put myself in your place for an instant

I don’t know how do I persist here,

someone pinned my tongue

the air is too toxic to breathe.

there is nowhere to go, nowhere to hide

I am fading here every day.

I’m terrified to death, and I don’t comprehend why

Just holding my deep breath, but I can’t even cry.

Feeling as I’m drenching alone in a lake

No one to support me but me for my sake

I couldn’t sleep because of the human noise

It’s challenging my strength

I can’t tolerate it anymore

This soreness goes so wide to treat

just Right down to my core.

Dear little friend

my basket of burdens,

occupied with the screaming of humanity

who is dying every day

It is so weighty to carry

Although this path we must cross.

Dear little chum,

I can see your frozen eyes

I can feel your poor little soul

I know it’s not your time to leave

but cruelty

The blue skies turn to grey

No more stories to explain your ache

no place to bury your Lil soul

your humanity is precious to me

Your memories will never fade.

Life on earth is glowing and

indeed with the shadow of blood.


Collected from Colorofpoem

the scream of fireworks
By Magazineup


  • Ivan M. Jose -

    My heart bleeds for all the innocent children affected by conflicts around the world. I couldn’t help but feel sad whenever I hear news about children hurt in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict.

    • Ivan M. Jose -

      I just pray that children get spared in the many conflicts that happen in many parts of the globe.

  • It is really really sad. It is hard to explain how I feel right now. But I want to say Thank you for this poem reminder, life isn’t a pink bubble. Right now I’m going to hug my kids.

  • Leanne Wong -

    This is devastating. Hope the conflict ends and may those grieving find peace.

  • Krysten Quiles -

    This really hurts my heart. Thank you for sharing, off to make some donations.

  • This is so powerful. I love the way you delivered this awful message of sadness and grief through a metaphor of something that is usually part of a joyous occasion.

  • Mosaic Artwork -

    This is sad, so sad!!! i grief for every family, mother and father that lost a child, so sad!

  • This was such an incredibly powerful poem. The way you contrasted what should be so joyful and used it as a medium to convey so much pain. Touching.

  • Sometimes, I ask this question to myself, why do we have so much conflicts all around the world. And why do a kid has to suffer for it. The kid is probably thinking wow, there are some fireworks in they sky. But they don’t realize this as their last fireworks. Feeling so sad for those kids in Palestine and Israel. This poem is full of emotions, You articulate it so nicely. My heart is bleeding after reading your poem. Thanks for sharing.

  • The words aches my heart this is so horrible for what happening right now children are most affected for violence and war which they don’t deserve.

  • catherine santiago jose -

    This poem is beautiful, but it makes me sad because I know that there’s a lot of children affecting by the conflicts of this world.

  • Sabina Green -

    It is so heartbreaking, all those beautiful innocent lives. This is such a poignant poem reflecting the turmoil happening right now.

  • my heart ache reading news and reading your post. Thank you for raising awareness.

  • Aimee amala -

    Wonderful writing and so moving. I really enjoyed reading it. Stirred up some emotions.

  • Claudia Blanton -

    what a beautiful, powerful, and heartbreaking poem! You touched me deeply with your words. Really stunning work – because you made us all feel deeply.


  • Even the words that describe it are devastating. It’s heartbreaking what people do to people.

  • Lyanna Soria -

    What a beautiful and powerful poem you’ve made. My heart is aching imagining all the people affected and especially the children.

  • it is beautiful and oh so sad. thank you for this post, it touches my soul

  • Eileen M Loya -

    Children do not deserve to know of wars, of hate and conflict. It is a sad reality though that this still happens in many parts of the world. I hope and pray that someday, all we will have is peace.

  • Dominique -

    This is very painful to read. There is so much conflict and children often get caught in the middle of it. They really have little say about what is happening…

  • Bryan Carey -

    Conflict is always bad, but it has to be especially painful to live through as a young child. I am grateful I never had to experience anything like this.

  • Autumn Murray -

    A lovely and moving poem. I am praying for peace and love to heal this conflict that is killing so many on all sides.

  • Emman Damian -

    I feel bad for the children. The fear that is instilled in them for a long time will be forever in their hearts and minds. I hope war will end soon. They don’t deserve it.

  • Ntensibe Edgar -

    Aaahhhh….reading this poem has me asking myself if we adults really love ourselves….to the point that we are ready to kill kids simply because they were “collateral damage”! Thank you for sharing.

  • Elizabeth O -

    This is such a powerful piece. It really touched me. It so awful that there are children fighting just to be normal right now and simply survive.

  • Cynthia Nicoletti -

    So sad to see what is going on. Such an incredible poem.

  • I cannot imagine living in a war torn country. No country is perfect- but ever since I moved to the US I have had so much to be grateful for. Hopefully things change for the better ASAP.

  • What a beautifully written poem. Conflict is always hard, especially when it involves children.

  • This is so beautiful and sad. The innocent are always the most affected. Such a moving poem.

  • MyYellowApron -

    What a great post. I have a kid who is very gullible.,, Thanks for sharing

  • Anosa Malanga -

    Such a heartfelt open letter. With what is happening in the world, I am sure we can’t help but be sad. What I can do is still be positive and pray that everything will be back to normal and praying to have a peaceful world too.

  • This is heartbreaking. Definitely my heart goes out to the souls in Palestine right now!

  • knycx journeying -

    Beautifully written, touching, emotional, and it breaks my heart reading this. It does make me think, and go deep to my thoughts. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Emman Damian -

    It must have been terrifying for the kids. They don’t deserve it. They deserve a much more peaceful environment.

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