Bash and Flash
I’ve got a see-through bouncy ball
with little lights inside its core.
So when I bounce it on the ground
those lights all flash and spin around.
I think it’s got a battery
to give those lights some energy.
Then when it’s hit, it’s like a switch
that turns those lights on in a twitch.
They don’t stay on for very long
but every bounce will switch them on.
Unless the battery goes flat …
but my ball hasn’t got to that.
I want to see my ball in flight
and watch those pretty flashing lights
so bounce it hard, with all my might
upon the concrete drive at night.
My energy from that strong throw
means, at the point I let it go,
it’s got kinetic energy
that’s greater than just gravity.
And when my ball has hit the ground
some energy converts to sound.
Like rapping once upon a drum
it makes a bang and short soft hum.
I watched those lights flash as it zoomed
towards the starry sky and moon.
So do you think I set it free
to fly off for eternity?
Or will it soon return to me
attracted by Earth’s gravity?
The lights stopped flashing. All was black.
I didn’t see it coming back …
Until it hit me on the chin
then all those lights went flash and spin.
But while I held my jaw in pain
those pesky lights went out again!
I couldn’t find my flash new ball.
It must have travelled on a roll.
I’ll have to wait until it’s day
to find it so that we can play.