NaPoWriMo Poem #16
Todays’s NaPoWriMo prompt challenged me to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. I could pick a person, place, or thing I love, and praise it in the most effusive way I can. I could even go for broke with metaphors, similes, and more.
I found this image called Cracked Helmet Astronaut by Peter Gustav Glanting (January 26, 2017) and thought about how we take having breathable air for granted.
I wrote a poem based on an illustration of an astronaut’s cracked spacesuit helmet and how much he would miss the escaping oxygen when it was gone.
Blessed be the breath within my lungs,
Saturating and healing with soothing, melodious power.
How I embrace thee.
Revered be the breeze inside my chest,
Replenishing and filling an empty soul with returning strength.
How I hold thee.
Exalted be the euphonic puffs slipping past my lips,
Cleansing and expelling polluting vapors with transparent love.
How I cherish thee.
Divine be the honeyed syrup escaping my face,
Wavering and fading farewell until death do us part.
How I savor thee.
Venerated be the beautiful air holding my affection,
Adoring and longing for Her invisible grace until the end.
How I free thee.