To Fall in Love With Fire

January 24, 2009
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The fire in your eyes,
makes me come alive.
The passion in your heart
fuels the licking flames of mine.
The warmth of your touch
turns my pale face rosy.
The harsh sounds of your raspy voice,
awakens my infernal soul.

The truth that remains unspoken
burns upon your lips.
The fire is within me,
the fire pulses within my heart.
But, the burns you left upon my flesh
flare crimson when you're gone.
And, the very thought of my parting
sets aflame the beast of your raging soul.

The residue of your elusive smoke
still remains so arduous to ensnare.
But the strong boldness of your coloring
intrigues me even so.
I fell in love with fire,
Your fire, your passion,
your burning existence,
until the candle wick flickers
And you are no more than a whisper of smoke.

But, when the illumination
of your blaze does die,
the remains of your existence
still dances in the air.
The once copper tones of color
fade to a wispy white.
I inhale the last of your existence,
Again, your fire lurks within my heart.

You never truly lived,
nor have you truly died.
Your substance only changes
from burning flame, to elusive smoke,
Two opposites encased in one.
For your fiery side blazed for attention,
and your smoke desired to blend with air,
Though together you do exist,
Misunderstood, by most, but not I.

They gawk at your splendor,
And pity the smoke you have become,
But I shall always love you either way,
Fire or smoke, smoke or fire,
Because I breathe you,
And I feel you burn inside of me.
I long for you,
and you for me.

You, a child of ash,
And I, of air, until
Our chemicals ignite . . .
Together, we exist,
Together, we dance,
Born from the flame and the air,
was love.
I fell in love with fire.





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Lindsay A. said...
Aug. 29, 2009 at 2:03 am
This work is absolutely outstanding. I don't think I've ever experienced imagery more vivid and ardent than in this poem. Not only is it descriptive, but the thought behind the emotion being felt truly shines through and captures the reader. Fantastic!
 
Rachel said...
Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:08 am
This poem has challenged my innermost soul and mind. This poem gives love, passion,and beauty from words. Uggh not everyone is poetic! It is basically an amazing poem that i have really enjoyed, and it better get published!
 
smile101 said...
Feb. 11, 2009 at 4:12 am
Honestly, that was the best poem i have ever read in my entire life! Please keep writing!
 
candygirl said...
Feb. 9, 2009 at 1:40 am
Wow! That was incredible! You should write more poems. I really enjoyed it.
 
Torii21 said...
Feb. 9, 2009 at 12:59 am
what a lovely poem! the imagery and personification makes the poem come to life and speak to you. it's not just something you simply read. you feel what the author is depicting. i love it.
 
anomalei said...
Feb. 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm
this is fantastic; great imagery and and personification.

i loved it!
 
lyssabee831 said...
Feb. 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Awesome! I love that! :-)
 
Jackie said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm
This is an excellent poem. What a creative idea to personify fire! My favorite part is where it says: "You never truly lived nor have you truly died..."to the end of that paragraph. This double metaphor of the chemical element of fire, and the chemistry of love intertwine perfectly! Great job Robyn! I hope you will publish more written work soon!
 
Savekylexy said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm
I truly fell in love with this poem. So much emotion was eminated from this poem. The poem is very well writen and showcased the talents of the author. If Teen Ink does not publish this, they are depriving readers of great poetry. This poem is the best poem I've read in a long time.
 
yourmom03 said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm
This poem is absolutely amazing. I was deeply moved by the vivid imagery and picturesque portrayal of fire in a way that is so profound and mesmerizing. The author has truly outdone herself and has created a beautiful poetic expression beyond belief.
 
Skye Blue said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 5:35 pm
This poem embodies fire and is filled with a beautiful amount of passion. I am in awe of the author of the poem above, as many others probably are. The last line epitomizes it for me. It should definately be published in this fine magazine.
 
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