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What is in a flame

Poetry By: A Stranger

Ever sit down and watch a candle in a dark house? Try it sometime.

Submitted:Jan 15, 2007    Reads: 156    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   

What is in a flame?

It is the symbol of many things


Yearning, lust , sustenance

It has heat and warmth

But too close, and get burned

Shedding its glow, illumination

Yet stare at it too long

Blinded you become

I watch as it sways with a house's breeze

Molten yellow to tarnished bronze

Observing nuances of a flawless teardrop

Squint at it, and a scintillating star appears

Open your eyes wide, a forked tongue licks at the ceiling

It can be memory or dream


Purity and Pain

What is in a flame?

What are you searching for...?


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