Flying Fire


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To experience a Southern, Summer Night
Is really quite a treat
From the crickets, to trees, to stars
It is really something neat

But by far the most amazing things
Come right when the sun is falling
Before the dark and thick night
Before sleep starts calling

These things take off at dusk
And start to perform
Filling the woods with dots of yellow
Creating a most friendly and magical swarm

Where are they during the day?
I truly do not know.
All I know
Is at night I am so very grateful for their glow.

Their heatless light
Adds warmth to my day
And is the reason I will always stay
Here in my corner of the U.S. of A.
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Congratulations for this tremendous win, Brennen!
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Rick Barnes · ago
Very well done!
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Dakota Haithcock · ago
Give this man a record deal, I need his mixtape
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Really well thought out. I’m impressed
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Lesly Anderson · ago
Beautifully written!
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Samuel Wright · ago
Great job mate!
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Keith Simmonds · ago
Wonderfully written and quite enjoyable ! My full support!
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Quinn Myer · ago
Glad to help!
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Kari Swendsen · ago
Beautiful Brennen. Good Luck!
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Miranda Danku · ago
Very nice! Fingers and toes crossed for you.
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Rick Morse · ago
We called them lightnin' bugs....
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Charlie Serre · ago
You can do it!
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Cindy Lloyd · ago
Very nice! Gives mental images of home.
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Sherry Monsen · ago
Good job! I didn’t realize I had such a gifted grandson! ❤️
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Matt Olson · ago
God job man!
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Cassandra Serre · ago
Very deep. Love the picture you painted of southern summer nights.
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Tyler Bannon · ago
Yo that’s crazy
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Devin Bunner · ago
Deep words. Great poem!
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Diana Galvan · ago
Amazing! Awesome read
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Garrett Crowley · ago
Michael says you're welcome for the inspiration. : )
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Tara Stewart · ago
Even better the second time reading it!
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Michael Baker · ago
I feel like a better person after reading this.
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Jeremy Boehme · ago
That was beautiful.
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Cassandra Serre · ago
Great depiction of a true southern night!
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Brook Hampton · ago
Love it! That’s why I’ll stay here too!
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Maria Moea'i · ago
🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
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Lei Moeai · ago
👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
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Nofo Moeai · ago
Biased I am, Liked it I did
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Tara Rumsey · ago
Love this, so good!
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Mackay Butler · ago
Great work 👌
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Leslie Serre · ago
I love your story even more after reading it again
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Ben Smith · ago
Thank you Brennen. I enjoyed your work
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Nicky Henstrom · ago
The south is magical ☀️
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Tara Stewart · ago
I love fireflies too! Great job!
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Kirsten Bell · ago
Love! ✨🌸😊💕
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Coby Bloxham · ago
I am originally from North Carolina and this took me back home! Very nostalgic and you perfectly captured the essence of summer nights.
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Leslie Serre · ago
I live in North Carolina, after reading your story I was taken to one of a hundred Summer Nights in N.C.
Sitting on my porch while watching the “magic” surrounding me.
It’s a truly fantastical experience. Thank you for helping me we live something so beautiful again Just through your words.

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