Flame This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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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gothchick1995 said...
Feb. 2, 2009 at 5:08 am
Wow, awesome, amazing, totally cool, lov it.
 
downdown said...
Feb. 2, 2009 at 2:52 am
this is soooo touching!!! youre amazing!!
 
tan-tan said...
Feb. 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm
it was a good poem but why did you write it
 
Nicki t. said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 4:21 pm
awesome you are a talented poet with an different vibe of words
 
KaiKai said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 1:22 pm
this poem is really good.... Inspiring and touching while not depressing... That is a thin line to walk and this poem rides it perfectly.
 
AAM129112 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 20, 2009 at 8:28 am
Great imagery! I know what you mean
 
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