Light Me Up and Watch Me Burn

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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SMWells said...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 7:00 am
REALY! REALY,GOOD.
 
clairexaudrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 9:45 am
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.
 
SMWells replied...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 9:52 am
Well, I'm sure they got the message! As well as regerted losing such a talented frind.
 
Hummingbird This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm
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.
 
clairexaudrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Wow, thanks so much! I would love to read your work!
 
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