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I watch this flame pass
from match to wick,
gently stepping over
a great divide.
This flame and I
are not so different:
it comes into being from nothingness;
it eats and grows, smokes, and rests.
It gets angry,
destroys homes,
consumes flesh.
Sated, it becomes calm,
retreats into coals,
smoldering through the night.
Domesticated
by a piece of string,
it makes its home in a cave of wax.
It chases the shadows away
and stands watch through the night.
It sways
and dances in the darkness
before it is extinguished
in the blink
of an eye.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Breingan122 said...
Nov. 3, 2009 at 11:08 am
very good! hahahahahhhhhhhh.
 
writer24/7/365 said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 6:53 pm
i love this! it's mesmerising and entertaining!
 
kisses998 said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 6:18 pm
this kinda like something i would write but you worded it so much better than i could have great job!!!
 
Sabrina R. said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm
this really good
 
SassyBeauty said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm
I think that you captured the way probably half the world feels-- including me;]
 
Greg I. said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm
wow this is really amazing
i can totally relate to this and it drew me in
 
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm
I love fire and I love this poem.
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
LostLuckie said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 12:14 am
wow.thats really good.i loved it and i completely understand where you're coming from.i really wish i could write somthing this good.
 
Alexandria P. said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm
I can completely relate to every thought in this. I understood where this author was coming from. It was amazing and well written. I, too, feel as the author does. I loved it.
 
Lila W. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm
amazing. i love the way this was written
 
Merlins_Magic said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm
This definitely deserved being published in the magazine. So beautifully put and artistically constructed. Well done.
 
not-here54 said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm
I loved this poetry. I know who u feel and I get how it resembles to a flame.
 
anonymous said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm
wow... that was ...wow! I'm totally lost for words. that never happens!!! 8-)
 
Jane P. said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 12:56 pm
Wow. I loved that. It was really deep. The whole comparison between yourself and the flame was really... amazing. It just made sense!
 
dilÉmma said...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 11:19 am
This was an amazing piece of art. I was captivated by your words as much as the actual flame. Good work!
 
Bryson M. said...
Sept. 14, 2009 at 7:58 pm
This is a truely emotinal peace of work. It really captivated me and had me reading till the end. It was an enjoyable Poem!!
 
Jane P. replied...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 12:57 pm
I felt the same way. It was really facinating.
 
Schubster said...
Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm
I love the comparison here between your life and a flame. Fantastic work.
 
kittykat123 said...
Jun. 1, 2009 at 7:34 pm
very good!!!:)
 
Twilightnme said...
May 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm
nice... I really liked it. Touching, and sincere...
 
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