Light Me Up and Watch Me Burn

September 29, 2010
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross


I’m not a fire,
You can’t just light me up and watch me burn.
I’m not a slinky,
You can’t stretch me to fit your needs.
I’m not a sponge,
You can’t expect me to soak in all of you and feel nothing.
I’m not stupid,
You can’t expect me to watch you with her and believe you still love me.
I’m not a little girl,
You can’t expect me to just stand here; oblivious.
I’m not blind,
You are.
I’m not a tissue,
You can’t just use me when you have problems...and then throw me away.
I’m not strong,
You can’t just tear me apart.
I’m not waiting here forever,
You can’t have her and tell me that you wish it was me.
I am not a fire,
You cannot just light me up and watch me burn.



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on Nov. 10 2010 at 9:52 am
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
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Some truths best left unspoken.

Well, I'm sure they got the message! As well as regerted losing such a talented frind.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 9:45 am
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Thank you! This hurt to write, because I actually mailed this poem to the person it's about. That's my way of ending things with people who just bring me down, instead of being normal and saying it-I write it.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 7:00 am
SMWells PLATINUM, Carlisle, South Carolina
22 articles 0 photos 294 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some truths best left unspoken.

REALY! REALY,GOOD.

on Oct. 11 2010 at 6:35 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Wow, thanks so much! I would love to read your work!

on Oct. 11 2010 at 5:31 pm
Hummingbird GOLD, Berryton, Kansas
16 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

all i can say is that you have a gift. Five out of five stars!! I love your analogies. i think you would call them that. but anyway, this poem is amazing! would you mind giving me feedback on some of my work? it would be greatly appreciated.


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