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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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justanotherteenwriter said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 2:19 pm:
your my new fav person. ever. i really liked this because you said what alot of depressed people cant find the words to say. myself included. thank you(:
 
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GraceSanchez said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm:
This poem is nicely written :D ilove it.
 
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massiekur said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm:
beautiful. it's the perfect comparison.
 
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LiveInTheMoment said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
This poem was beautifully written. I love your writing style! If you can, please check out and comment on my first poem, The Girl Inside. Thanks!
 
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to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm:

Amazing :) I actually wrote something similar to this, about how happiness is about a match, how it flares brightly at the beginning then dies. It's still pending approval though :/

Anyway, yours is great. Very sensory and descriptive. And I completely agree.

 
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edgeofnight said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm:
Beautiful 
 
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callie15 said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm:
everyone pretty much said it. great job! brava!
 
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abstractminded said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 11:56 am:
superb poem and can You plz read mines as well...they're really good i promise lol plus how do u and did u get yours published on mags and stuff???
 
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money spender204 said...
Mar. 24, 2011 at 7:34 am:
this was a graet poem. it was awsome
 
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lillypelt12 said...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm:
Truly amazing! I can relate completly.
 
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ShelbyMarie93 said...
Mar. 2, 2011 at 8:40 am:
Amazing work! And really nice metaphor too! You have great talent!
 
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bookdevourer101 said...
Mar. 1, 2011 at 1:12 am:
Amazing work! I abseloutely love it when poets can find such meaningful things in objects we as people normally don't take a second glance at. Beautiful words and descriptions.
 
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Medina D. said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm:

i like reading poems. i liked reading this one. Words so simple, with a meaning behind it.

 

 
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springdance said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:31 am:
I understand completely. Life is so unpredictable. Right now, I'm going through the darkness, without a candle to light my path. I hope that you keep writing and inspiring other people. 
 
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Gigantron said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm:

I like this poem because it pertains to fire.

I like fire. 

 
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HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 10:56 am:
really very true, and well put.  it could have been stronger, but nice job.
 
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fragileblackorchid said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm:
wow i can totally understand this, and i also love fire for some reason lolz, thnx for writing this
 
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Jan. 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm :
Can I say anything other than wow?
 
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theMidnightSonnet said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm:
This is stunning. I haven't read anything this good in a real. Its so beautiful and powerful. Fantastic imagery. You are so talented, never stop writing.
 
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TheeKatieBug said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 2:51 am:
Beautiful poem.<3
 
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