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The Flame

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jbouder
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0 posted 10-26-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbouder

Like an empty hearth,
my soul, cold and desolate when you found me,
poor and needy,
eyes blinded to my own heart's poverty.
Your love ignited the kindling:
from a spark, a flame;
from a flame, a roaring fire.

My words are like the ashes,
rising from that blaze, cast to the heavens,
bearing witness to the fire
that rages below like circling Seraphs,
burning bright for a moment,
to disappear from sight,
carried off by the four winds.
Yes, my words are like the ashes
rising from that blaze.

No longer needy, no longer poor,
no longer dark, no longer desolate,
only hungry.
The same flames that give light and warmth
also consume me.
I long for more of your love,
fearing the day when these bright flames
become dark smoke.
Against that day my spirit desperately strives.

Who would turn from the fire
and return to the empty hearth?
I will not.
I cannot.
Though your flame be distant as the stars above,
by it I am warmed.
Though the clouds obscure its light,
by it I see.

May my love also be
your warmth, your light.



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Jim
© Copyright 1999 Jim Bouder - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-26-1999 09:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is very well done. I enjoyed the read!

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Denise
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2 posted 10-26-1999 09:48 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much! Good reading here!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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3 posted 10-27-1999 09:10 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Nicely done Jim Like the symbolism in this piece
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