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Let the Flames Rise

October 12, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


The world flashed before me
As I set you on fire,
Burning your sweet Jesus face
With my blazing desire—
Melting your heart and soul,
You filthy, filthy liar.

Though you cry, though you scream,
I’m not the one to blame:
You lived and laughed but didn’t love;
Love for you was a game.
Why does it matter now?
You’re just a boy with no name;

So let the flames rise
To drown your cries;
I won’t cover my eyes
Or kiss you goodbyes.

Baby, burn, burn, burn—
Tell me how the flames hurt;
Looks like you took a wrong turn.
Now the flames melt jeans and shirt
And peels your skin away
As night turns into day—
When will you ever learn?

Though you cry, though you scream,
I’m not the one to blame:
You lived and laughed but didn’t love;
Love for you was a game.
Why does it matter now?
You’re just a boy with no name;

So let the flames rise
To drown your cries;
I won’t cover my eyes
Or kiss you goodbyes.

Remember the glory days
When we were young, having fun—
Getting high and making love
From moon to morning sun;
But you let it go to waste
Now, all of that is done.

Though you cry, though you scream,
I’m not the one to blame:
You lived and laughed but didn’t love.
Burn with flames no one can tame;
I just don’t care anymore:
You’re just a boy with no name.

There’s no use in prayer,
Words into an empty air,
And I won’t wipe away your tears
Like you never did with my fears.
Let the flames reach the sky;
I guess this is goodbye.

Though you cry, though you scream,
I’m not the one to blame:
You lived and laughed but didn’t love;
Love for you was a game.
Why does it matter now?
You’re just a boy with no name;

So let the flames rise
To drown your cries;
I won’t cover my eyes
Or kiss you goodbyes.

Let the flames reach the sky;
I guess this is goodbye.


The author's comments:
This is sort of a part II of Just Another Lie. Hope you like. :)

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on Feb. 21 2015 at 2:31 pm
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
116 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

Amazing poem, and has powerful emotions. The repetitiveness of certain lines really added to the poem, rather than take away from it. I think you just wrote the new theme song for my best friend too...

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 4 2014 at 4:45 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Yep. Never feel sorry about writing what you feel about what someone else has done to you. My advice is be discreet. Don't name drop, unless they're a-holes. Thanks for reading. 

on Feb. 25 2014 at 8:15 pm
TheMaskedPoet SILVER, Temple, Georgia
9 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I wish I could be a little less dramatic, like a Kennedy when Camelot went down in Flames." -Miranda Lambert

I like to write a lot of *real* poems. I've hurt a lot of feelings in the past if people realized it was about them but I was telling the truth so I don't care. This seems to be like that (if I'm understanding correctly) and I love that! Great job!!!!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Nov. 19 2013 at 3:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

D*mn, really?! So close to being sued by Paramore for using one of their titles. Oh well. Tell me all about it. Thanks, pimp. :p

Mckay ELITE said...
on Nov. 19 2013 at 3:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Yesh! ^U^ Thank you! 

on Nov. 18 2013 at 1:20 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Whoops, I replied to a comment....oh but hey.. I clicked on this cuz it reminded me of the song Let the Flames Begin by Paramore (whom I'm seeing in concert this Sunday). Anyways, great job moe :P

on Nov. 18 2013 at 1:19 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Love the biblical references and the passion behind this. Good old revenge poem, huh? :P

Mckay ELITE said...
on Nov. 12 2013 at 5:57 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

We all have, haven't we? Thank you. 

on Nov. 5 2013 at 9:54 am
mynameisnothabib GOLD, Quinlan, Texas
10 articles 5 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"One idea lights a thousand candles"
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

THis is really good! and i know i have felt this way a time or two (or 20....)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 8:27 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you, Rayynbow; it is an emotional, vengeful piece. 

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 8:23 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

That would be friggin' unbelievable. It would be the equivalent of 100000000000000000 Editors' Choice and being published for every work. Thank you so much for your feedback, Krasota. Seriously, email me. It's been too long. We need to catch up. 

on Oct. 25 2013 at 6:45 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
34 articles 2 photos 658 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

Sounds vengeful! I liked it though. I like that the emotion is similar throughout the entire song.

on Oct. 21 2013 at 7:59 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I'm just waiting for someone like Florence to come by and say, "I like that song. You're hired." Seriously, bro, this was truly a job well done: perfectly sassy with no regrets. Congratulations on another well-written piece! :D Love ya!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 21 2013 at 6:39 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I guess it is, isn't it? Very emotional for me to write it. Glad yooouuu liked it very much. 

migwam ELITE said...
on Oct. 21 2013 at 1:57 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

This is just burning with emotional force. Five out of five, yooou.


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