Monday, January 31, 2011

When Chocolate Fell from the Sky


It’s a beautiful warm summer day
In the middle of July
I’m sitting under my cherry tree
Playing my guitar

I pluck each string harmoniously
The notes are pure and clear
The birds are singing to my song
Their words are perfectly paired

The cherries are ripe upon my tree
A lovely shade of red
I smell their delicious aroma
And taste their heavenly flesh

I pause a moment....close my eyes
The wind is caressing my hair
The sun disappears behind my eyelids
Replaced with big brown clouds

It starts to rain, but to my surprise
It’s raining Hershey® kisses
The heat of the day is softening them
They are melting upon my tree

Each cherry is drenched in chocolate
Encompassing each sweet piece
Yet despite the heat the chocolate hardens
Into delectable sweet treats

I'll call them Sherry Blossoms
They're cherries from my tree
Covered with a million kisses
What a glorious scene.

I open my eyes to realize
‘twas all but a sweet dream
As my eyes adjust to the sun
I’m quite delighted to see
A box of cherry chocolates
Set down in front of me.

Treats are meant for sharing
there's plenty to go around
I invite you to have a cherry chocolate
A treat for you and me.
© Sherry Irvine – January 31, 2011


  1. How decadent and wonderful! Save one for me or do I have to go to your tree? I would suspect the cherries are reluctant to blossom right now.

  2. Beautiful description and heartfelt thought, love it :)