Flame MAG

December 1, 2008
By Karah J., Schnecksville, PA, Schnecksville, PA

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.


The author's comments:
What inspired me to write this was: my life resembles a candle light. Bright at times, then it completely turns around and I feel dark, sad, and abandoned. I hope whoever reads this will feel what I felt, and not judge, but understand. Thank you.

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on May. 31 2016 at 9:11 pm
kaylalynn84 SILVER, Hutchinson, Kansas
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Masterfully crafted. It is the longed for disturbance in a monotonous sea of poetry.

on May. 31 2016 at 6:01 pm
ambivalent GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

sad, but worded in a beautiful way

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on May. 9 2016 at 12:14 pm
dpurdy, Craryville Ny, New York
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always love yourself no matter what.

wow its great

dpurdy said...
on May. 9 2016 at 12:14 pm
dpurdy, Craryville Ny, New York
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Favorite Quote:
always love yourself no matter what.

this is gorgeous

on Mar. 26 2016 at 11:02 pm
niciolah SILVER, South Riding, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Whoever has ears, let them hear." Matthew 13:9

This is gorgeous. I love poetry about fire. Stunning.

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on Jan. 20 2016 at 11:26 am
Trench_Coat BRONZE, PERU, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Promise me you'll survive.
That you won't give up,
no matter what happens,
no matter how hopeless"- Titanic

WOW......This is wow...

nicnery GOLD said...
on Jan. 20 2016 at 3:37 am
nicnery GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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"Do not think that you are as worthless as a white crayon, you just need to find someone who likes black paper"

wow! this is amazing!

on Dec. 29 2015 at 7:01 am
onetrueword DIAMOND, Chiang Mai, Other
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good good!!

on Nov. 15 2015 at 9:46 pm
dpowell3543 PLATINUM, Topeka, Kansas
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If you're not willing to die for the ones you love, your life isn't worth living at all.

I understand.

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Darius_Nobles GOLD, San Angelo, Texas
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'Today you are you, and that's truer than true. There's no one alive that's youer than you." Dr. Seuss

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on Jul. 28 2015 at 10:07 pm
WHYSOSERIOUS BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
being honest may not get you may friends, but it will get you the right ones.



-John Lennon

Amazing.yeah i know that feeling too i think everyone understands at least a little bit of that feeling

jamson BRONZE said...
on May. 23 2015 at 9:03 pm
jamson BRONZE, Kelowna, Other
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My philosophy: it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

This is amazing, congratulations on getting it posted in the magazine, you have true talent. :)

on May. 23 2015 at 4:26 am
Anyacook4 SILVER, Pineapple, Other
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“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

please can you have a look at my account if you have a chance. Would love for people to comment and give it a rate! :) Excellent poem by the way!

on May. 1 2015 at 12:58 pm
jaygatsbycastillo SILVER, Hemet, California
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Favorite Quote:
Never let fear decide your future.

Yeah I know exactly how that feels... sometimes you feel you're shining bright and the next moment your flame goes out with just one breath of air!

on May. 1 2015 at 12:10 am
Nelly_Nell GOLD, Bakersfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
'' For every dark night there is an even brighter day"








-Tupac Shukar

This is an amazing poem i love the way it was written.

jamson BRONZE said...
on Apr. 9 2015 at 9:41 pm
jamson BRONZE, Kelowna, Other
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Favorite Quote:
My philosophy: it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

This is so beautiful and you are so talented!

Izzy777 SILVER said...
on Apr. 9 2015 at 10:17 am
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

This is so beautifully written. I wrote something similar two years ago and this honestly reminds me of myself. Continue writing, don't let that fire burn out.

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on Feb. 24 2015 at 11:42 am
joebro SILVER, Compton, California
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Dreams are like a box of chocolates, if you hold on and think about them for to long it will all start to melt away.

omg this is the best poem I have ever read on this site so far.. im really lost for words, I would really love it if you check out some of my stuff

on Feb. 2 2015 at 4:44 pm
Turbo223 SILVER, Lancaster, Wisconsin
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Is there a way to escape something unescapable?

Looks great!




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