why must fire burn?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wrote this 9:10:14 about basic feeling worthless and feeling as if those I love I end up hurting or I cant please. Basically my writings are just impulse and what I feel there at this moment and I think to myself maybe if im strong enough to write what I feel theres someon out there who feels the same way and gets what im tryin to say. So this is for them


Why do I even try...

Nothing I do is right..

I feel as if im living a lie, 

Or simply watching life pass me by. .


I dig deep inside every day to push all the pain away..

Yet still I'm doing something wrong,

I don't belong. 


Those I love are the one's that cause the hurt and the pain. 

I ask myself "where's the gain?"

Is it truly me that's the toxic flame? 

I burn.

I burn what I touch.

I burn what I see. 

I burn what I love 

And I cant seem to stop burning me. 


Submitted: September 10, 2014

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Very deep poem, my friend. I love how you used the repetition of I burn at the very end. Good job!

Wed, September 10th, 2014 10:35am


Thank you very much for enjoying it:)

Thu, September 11th, 2014 6:07pm

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