Ooooh! Your metaphors just blow me away! They are so clever, not in the snobby, nine-year-old-girl-being-fresh-with-you way, but in a thoughtful, descriptive way. The phrases you chose not only conjure images in your mind, but really stimulate all five senses...
My favourite stanza is the first, I love it so much. It captures childhood memories so well...
"They are the bright and colorful jewels Found in a page of glittering stickers The unpredictable flash Of fireflies at night"
Who doesn't like sticker books, or catching fireflies in the dusk? I think your poem is very relatable, and "catchy", like jingle-catchy.
I was happy when I read your comments and saw that you liked my poems...but now I'm really honoured, because your poems are awesome!
'They are the firm and steady anchor Of a ship tossed by the storm The hiding place and refuge Of a twisted, gnarled old tree'
Promotes the thought of the rock steady mate who is there to help you in good and bad no matter what. Someone you can tell your biggest and most intimate secrets and thoughts without fear of being found out.