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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.

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TheeKatieBug said...
Jan. 17, 2011 at 2:51 am
Beautiful poem.<3
 
zhlenThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 11:15 pm

can u read mine n give me feedbak?

 

 
cinnamon said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm
this poem is really great i hope to see more of you..this was great=)
 
ElizabethTaylor said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm
Wonderful job! Just keep writing and never give up! I can't wait to see your poems and works in bookstores one day!
 
My_ImmortalGuardian said...
Dec. 4, 2010 at 7:34 am
I think it's really good.  Kind of like what I write...but you obviously have moroe experience.
 
MRose911 said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm
This is so amazing and metaphorical! I love it! :) Please check out my work if you get the chance!
 
Writer12 said...
Nov. 12, 2010 at 10:44 am
What a great poem!!! I Love it!
 
fatesknocking said...
Nov. 1, 2010 at 1:36 pm
such great imagery and metaphors.
 
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Wow, I really like this!  Great metaphor.  My favortie part is the one about stepping over the great divide.
 
writergirl13 said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm
I think everyone's life is like that: first you're happy and everything is going great, and then it just does a 180. Don't worry about people judging you- just write from the heart and write what comes to mind. As for your writing itself, what can I say? Keep writing like that and you'll get far in your writing career.
 
koushik replied...
Oct. 22, 2010 at 6:26 am

hey i agree with writergirl123...

pen down wat ur heart says...

ur work in more natural... i lyk it

 
palak said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 10:33 am
yep..same with me! my life too is totally like that
 
JiUrSiTs said...
Oct. 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

this is beautiful work

I for one can relate to this

 
AshenRose said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm
THis poem was so eloquent and lovely! Great job.
 
kay.marie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

this piece was amazing! keep writing i know exactly how you feel and advise you to cherish the time when life is bright and learn from the times the candle goes out. just know : you can always find a way to re-light the flame.

 

 
pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm
woah. just.....woah. thats amazing.
 
just-a-joy said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 1:22 pm
literally this piece is hot i love the way ur words came 2gether
 
S. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 8:56 am
Beautiful! However, I suggest taking out the line about the flame and you being not so different. The poem expresses that on it's own, so you don't really need to state it directly. But that's just my opinion.
 
clairexaudrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm
129 people have commented on this so I don't want to sound repetitive, but this was absolutely beautiful.
 
WannaBeWriternumbertwo said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm
wow............wonderful.
 
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