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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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Jordon said...
May 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm
I loved it. It was really, really inspiring. xx
 
blackstar said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 11:53 pm
inspiring and touching......nice work keep writing
 
Janessa J. said...
Apr. 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm
you really do have a way with words...
i like this very much
 
PadfootAA said...
Apr. 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm
I LOVE this poem! its so insperational!
 
Audrey G. said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 12:30 am
This is utterly phenomenal, I adore it. The imagery is amazing.
 
Hannah T. said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm
THAT is absolutely fantastic!
 
xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm
All i can say is, WOW! that poem is really awesome, and i only wish that when i wrote poems that the words could get lost in like that.
 
Katelyn S. said...
Mar. 27, 2009 at 3:13 am
I really get that but with my poems you would never geass that these works of sorrow and life came from me.
 
firstsnowfalls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm
Awesome emotion. I can feel it in every line. This is an amazing piece, and very easy to relate to.
 
Dulcenina1210 said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 10:34 pm
great cadence. i can totally relate to it too
 
calita01_23 said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm
I did understand where your coming from at a time.
I used to be the same way but then I just went to GOd with my problems.
I liked your poem but it was gloomy
telling me that your mad and yourself and others for making your life a certain way.
but you can get away from that.
Know that you can make it through:)
 
Alaira said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm
it's very powerful...i love it.
 
whatwehavelost said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 8:36 pm
wow that was really good.i started reading it and go lost in the words.i was completely shocked by the vibe i got.it was inspiring and so insanely true.great metephor
 
WHOiNEED2B said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Loved it! You are amazing!
 
kissingdawn331 said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 7:07 pm
it was a beautiful poem. keep on writing
 
Brokenwings18 said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm
This is a very beautful poem, i could really see the picture you were painting
 
Steph247 said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm
this is really great! it paints a picture and i really cold understand your symbolism
 
~!@Kali@!~ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 26, 2009 at 6:50 pm
This is one of the best I've read so far!
 
Fangz said...
Feb. 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm
This is my favorite poem from this month's magazine.
 
PitchBlackCeiling said...
Feb. 25, 2009 at 2:55 am
very powerful great work
 
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