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Burn it All

December 5, 2010
By SilentlyRising GOLD, Decatur, Georgia
SilentlyRising GOLD, Decatur, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"My pen is the barrel of the gun. Remind me which side you should be on."


Light me a fire
And let it burn
Don't let the flame die
Keep it alive
No need for barrier stones
They'll only break my bones
Just let it get out of control
Don't let the flame die
I need to see cities go down
In red, searing flames
Maybe my smile won't ever frown
If everything goes down with me
Just don't let the flame die
Hear their screams
Watch my fire burn
With more a greater rage than it seems
Cities, fall! Mountains, move! Earth, open!
Baby, don't let the flame die.
Oh, don't you wish you let the flame die?


The author's comments:
Inspired by a line from the song "Small World" by There for Tomorrow. The line? "Light me a fire | burning fire | and let it get out of control"

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on Dec. 27 2012 at 9:45 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Nice. I really liked that one! You are very talented~

leafy said...
on Sep. 21 2011 at 9:47 am
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Nice poem! I liked the theme, and it was powerful 5/5

on Aug. 4 2011 at 10:18 pm
MidnightFire PLATINUM, Lincoln, Illinois
40 articles 6 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you'll die tomorrow.'
for my sister: 'when life gives me lemons ... i eat them'
'do not be afraid, be faithful'
'God is not safe, but He's good'

I really liked this :) it was great

Mystiecub said...
on Aug. 3 2011 at 9:09 am
Woah. This is really good. Great job!

wasps said...
on Jul. 30 2011 at 2:46 pm
wasps, Other
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Woah, this is so good :) Thankyou for sharing it with us, i loved it :)

on Jul. 24 2011 at 2:52 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

Great poem, DinoNugget!  I think it would be a bit more visually appealing if you split it into stanzas, but it's also fine just the way it is. :)


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