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The Steering Fire

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Oh fire burn and hear our fear,
Destroy cheer without a tear
With you we shall adhere

And oh on this lonely night
Those who fight time’s flight
Will find fright without thy light,

You guide us hence when we require
When we are stuck you do inspire
We celebrate you with our colorful attire

If you are provoked we will be smoked and choked
Simple punishment will make us from history revoked
Alas, your discipline will make our memories evoked

Fire and Brimstone!
By the good books shone
Will burn in its pitiless throne

However the spark has many rewards
Since the dawn of time we were moving towards
Growth, food, shelter from the wild and your other awards

The least we can do is celebrate you by the stories told,
Like the tradition of Persians and Indians of old,
Who make you the symbol of all that is bold

As I daze into the truth of the blaze
The pureness from the glaze
Shines through the dreary gaze

Ignis, atash, incendio, feuer or simply fire,
You are what you are and our fears of you are dire
But in your duality you may fulfill the deepest desire

To extinguish inflicts the anguish
That shall hinder and languish-
All the wisdom of the flame





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Scott R. said...
Feb. 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm
As i said i love this poem bud, keep it up, love the allusions ;)
 
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