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Fire (It's still there)

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0 posted 07-31-2004 10:36 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LoveBug

After yet another long while between writes, another poem.

The fire roared
The flames licked back the cold
The light fought back the dark
Comfort, safety, belief in life
Belief the fire would always burn

The fire lowers
The cold approaches
The dark creeps in
Everything I always had
Seems to fade away

I still draw close
The fire still burns
Sometimes it grows
And I believe
That it will be full height again
And once again, I will be safe

But then it dwindles
To barely a flicker
But its still there
Its still there!

And so I stay
Until the fire lives again
The way it used to be
Or all the time
Stay as it is
Small, barely there
But its there

So I will stay
If it goes out
I will let the cold come in
I will let the dark take me
For nothing else shall remain

And for now, I stay
In the tiny little orb of light
Of heat, of safety, of comfort
In order to stay within
I diminish

I try not to think of that
Because its still there


Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee
© Copyright 2004 Erica N. - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 08-05-2004 01:25 AM       View Profile for Kellie_Cantrell   Email Kellie_Cantrell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellie_Cantrell

Quote:

I try not to think of that
Because its still there

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This was a very good poem. I really liked the end.
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2 posted 09-06-2004 11:11 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

You see a fire that you believe is small and dying.  I wonder if it seems that way because you are slowly moving away from it?

Approach that fire, grow closer to it, and it might be more warm, larger than you thought it was.  It is only waiting for you to come back to it once more.

I wish you all the best, Erica.

Brian

"God becomes as we are that we may be as he is."  ~William Blake

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3 posted 09-29-2006 09:57 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

And so I stay
Until the fire lives again
The way it used to be
Or all the time
Stay as it is
Small, barely there
But its there

So I will stay
If it goes out
I will let the cold come in
I will let the dark take me
For nothing else shall remain

And for now, I stay
In the tiny little orb of light
Of heat, of safety, of comfort
In order to stay within
I diminish

I try not to think of that
Because its still there

I TRIED to choose one verse, I truly did....but this whole sequence, this whole poem.....sigh.......

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