Black Flame

January 18, 2012
By Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)


The awful bitterness of the heart
Welling deep within the mind
Ensnaring the soul in black flames
Loosed from the lake of fire
In which was cast the Devil himself

Boiling and frothing
The brew of old matters
Never gone, though said to be
At the brim of its pot, it be

A single feather on a pile of bricks
The last straw
All at once, the top blows
The volcano erupts

The fire splutters and spits
Its fuel almost to an end
When it’s done
Only the ashes shall remain
The last memory of the flame


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about people who hold back their anger, and put it away in their minds. They think it's gone, that they're over whatever happened, but the grudge still burns bright. The swallow it up until it all comes out in a whirlwind. Then all that's left is the guilt, a white scar where the anger used to be.

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on Oct. 7 2015 at 4:07 am
darkdestro27 PLATINUM, West Jefferson, Ohio
21 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
hey whats up how are you ........... squirrel

Love the conrext of eluding to multiple sources of fire

illusions GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 2012 at 9:05 am
illusions GOLD, I Dontg Even Like This Town, Other
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This is very good, I'm very blunt about my feelings to most ppl but not with my best friend. My poam 'fools gold' is when I exploded.

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:33 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Thx sooooooooooo much, I appreciate it!

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:32 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Sorry I wrot my reply in the wrong place, it's two above escape the insanity's comment

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:31 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

I'll definitely check it out, thanx for commenting

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:30 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Thank you irishlass!

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:30 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Sorry my reply is above this

on Mar. 24 2012 at 2:29 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Thx so much! Tell me what he thinks?!

lil.awol ELITE said...
on Feb. 20 2012 at 10:33 pm
lil.awol ELITE, Independence, Missouri
124 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"there's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light, and i'm frightened by those that don't see it" ~the avett brothers, head full of doubt

Im going to make my friend read this, he is a major bottler lol

irishlass317 said...
on Feb. 17 2012 at 11:40 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

Awesome! I really enjoyed reading it!!!!!! :D

on Feb. 17 2012 at 8:04 pm
prettyinpiink GOLD, Houston, Texas
17 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

very nice poem i loved it !!! please check out my work and tell me what you think

ISU2012 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 12 2012 at 10:39 pm
ISU2012 BRONZE, Johnston, Iowa
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Amazing! I love the message, and you are impressive with your skill in personifaction. I really like the phrase, "Ensnaring the soul in black flames." the image is astoundingly descriptive and vivid.

marykayj7 said...
on Feb. 12 2012 at 6:40 pm
you are amazing.

Amazed said...
on Feb. 7 2012 at 9:40 pm
So impressed with this and very interesting and so true.

jazzy13 said...
on Feb. 6 2012 at 10:39 pm
I thought it was very deep it seems to mean more than just one thing.


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