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

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.
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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dpowell3543 said...
Nov. 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm
I understand.
Darius_Nobles said...
Sept. 10, 2015 at 11:33 am Please good check out my writing and leave constructive comments. Thank You
Jul. 28, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Amazing.yeah i know that feeling too i think everyone understands at least a little bit of that feeling
jasmineosh said...
May 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm
This is amazing, congratulations on getting it posted in the magazine, you have true talent. :)
Anyacook4 said...
May 23, 2015 at 4:26 am
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!
jaygatsbycastillo said...
May 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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!
Nelly_Nell said...
May 1, 2015 at 12:10 am
This is an amazing poem i love the way it was written.
joshaughnessy said...
Apr. 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm
This is so beautiful and you are so talented!
Amanda I. This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 9, 2015 at 10:17 am
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.
joebro said...
Feb. 24, 2015 at 11:42 am
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
Turbo223 said...
Feb. 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm
Looks great!
MAL.1814 said...
Feb. 2, 2015 at 11:58 am
I used to feel just like this. I have finally overcome that feeling though. I hope that you will too. I used to feel like it would never go away that I would be stuck there for ever, but trust me you wont just give it time and it will go away. I hope that you start to feel loved again.
DesmineRobinson said...
Jan. 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm
You have some nice vocabulary there! You go!!!!
WindRunner said...
Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm
This is beautiful. I love it!
vada5221 said...
Nov. 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm
its good and true to my life as well
HJRPeters said...
Oct. 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm
I really liked the way you used your words very deep. Poetry like this should get its own award.
TravelerenRoute This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2014 at 12:24 am
You did a great job!!
TravelerenRoute This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
I completely agree!
AJ_Bettick said...
Sept. 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm
I love this poem.  It's a really cool metphor
StarryGrunge said...
Sept. 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Impressive. I love your metaphor of being like the flame. I can relate. Good job on getting this published, you deserve it!
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