January 26, 2013
By , Tiverton, Canada
Have you ever watched a candle?
Seen the way the flame licks down the wick,
Melts the wax,
That is helplessly forced to change it's state,
Change it's shape?
And you may not have been the flame,
But you held the lighter
That burned up my world,
Made it seem brighter only to find that the first gust of wind sent it all up in smoke
Thick enough to choke me,
Bind me,
And Blind me,
Until it all cleared
Only then to find
A disfigured mess of melted wax.
And as soon as it cooled
I didn't relax
I just reached for the same lighter that burned up my life,
Relying on flame
To numb the pain
In each heated drag,
Each burning sip,
Searching everywhere for the same heat
That flew from our lips
With each heated kiss that we shared
When you acted like you honestly gave a care,
Gave a damn,
Seemed like a real man
And not this monster
Who has put me in heavy chains,
Who watches as every day
I am forced to hold my head up
And pretend that
I am not shattered.
When really?

I'm all burned out.

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ArtemisVale said...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:40 am
This is stunning!! Absolutely beautiful! The flow of the poem is perfect, the imagery is breath taking. I would love you imput on some of my work!
radioinsomnia replied...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Thanks so much! I shall be sure to check out your work. -Riley
TheSkyOwesMeRain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:39 am
Beautiful poem! I especially loved the blunt statements of "bind" and "blind", that worked really well. :)
RemorsefulPrincess said...
Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:22 pm
Wow this is fantastic ! I loved it so much, the feelings it evoked were beautiful !
colorguardgrl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2013 at 7:47 am
this is beautiful it really spoke to me and a situation im going through youre really good keep up the great work
Padoodallee said...
Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm
This is amazing. And your first poem! The metaphors are fantastic. I could never get those perfect, but you sure seemed to. Keep writing!
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