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Skyfyre
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0 posted 10-24-1999 02:59 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

I dance the circle --
A widening arc; the flames
Blazing, searing,
Cauterizing
The wound that is
My soul.

Writhing, screaming
Head thrown back
In desperate abandon -- the fire
Singing,
Pulling at my hair
Caressing my skin
Eager
To breathe me in.

I seek
Redemption
Purified in pain
The pain that numbs
The hurt that heals
The brightest blaze, that spirals
Into darkness.

Closer --
I am all -- I am nothing
I am ...

Ashes
Lifting to Heaven
Like a prayer.

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
© Copyright 1999 Linda Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 10-24-1999 03:33 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Darkly beautiful.Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Denise
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2 posted 10-24-1999 03:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great imagery! I enjoyed this, Skyfyre!

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Denise
Martie
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3 posted 10-24-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Well done and disturbing that pain could be beautiful.
DreamEvil
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4 posted 10-24-1999 03:53 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Pain is a sweet mistress indeed my friend.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 10-24-1999 03:56 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Skyfyre,
Well done enjoyed the read.
Skyfyre
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6 posted 10-24-1999 05:00 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Watcher and dsnyder: Thank you both; I was indeed in a dark mood when I wrote this, but it was a welcome darkness.

Martie: it is only disturbing if you choose to let it be ... sometimes the best way to understand something that disturbs you is to embrace it.

DreamEvil: Indeed she can be, my friend.

Seymour: glad you liked this peek into my shadows.

Your replies are gratifying. Thank you again!

--Kesslynne

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
IsabelleSkye
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7 posted 10-24-1999 07:39 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Hey! This reminds me of one I wrote last year during a really sad time in my life....

Hope you don't mind me sharing it....
(great imagery btw!)
Izzzzzzzzy


Wildfire


scorching breezes
roll towards me
flames licking their way
across the terrain

flight
is my impulse
yet, I stand
facing the inferno
head up
hands trembling
not really fearing
the flames
yet still respectful of their power

feet poised to run
it takes all my strength
to hold me there
while so gently, the orange fingers
curl around my legs
almost lovingly
running it's firey tongue
over my skin

flinching and shivering
I brave my terror
throwing my head back
and closing my eyes
screaming in defiance
letting the fire
purify me
cleanse me
make me new

I am consumed by pain
taken to a place I have never seen
the flames burning away the old me
leaving but a charred remain
of myself
my cries of agony
echo through my mind
as I am dragged to the depths of hell
I see myself reborn
tempered by fire
set free

then as the gentle rain
nourishes
a wildfire's desolation
so does the kind words and loving heart
of a friend
strengthening
encouraging
building back what the fire's fury had taken
soon the green shadow
of regrowth is seen
barely coloring
gently foreshadowing
of the new life to come
life after the raging inferno
new and pure


[This message has been edited by IsabelleSkye (edited 10-24-1999).]
Skyfyre
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8 posted 10-24-1999 07:48 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Isabelle, that was breathtaking. Thank you for posting it ... I am honored.

-Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
caroline
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9 posted 10-24-1999 08:37 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

A most excellent poem Skyfyre. I look forward to reading more of your poetry

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

Skyfyre
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10 posted 10-25-1999 12:24 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Thank you, caroline; I shall endeavor not to disappoint.

--Kess
Pepper
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11 posted 10-25-1999 12:44 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Wonderful imagery here Skyfyre!
A very good read!




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