Burning Desire

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Burning Desire

when fire is born
through carelessness or purpose

Beware!

and honor it
for it holds power over us
choose to feed it
or starve and smother
but do not allow yourself
the complacency of believing 
you hold power over this force

Beware! 

for it is wily and fierce
whether friend or foe
it may lull you into comfort
though you will never be its master 

Beware! 

whether it be rushing, dancing
glowing, licking,
hypnotizing
honor it and fear it
give it credit due
do not turn your back on it
lest you be caught unaware
and receive the scorching reminder

'Beware!' 
 

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Springsize commented on Burning Desire

05-04-2010

This poem is a strong reminder... who be the master of the forces here on Earth-side. Ah, to see the magicians, one might think they have conquered the the unseen powers... and yet... it is revealed repeatedly, an illusion, a trick, slight of hand. Your poem infers passion as well, to replace fire... so it's like a double layer, and always, with fire and passion... powerful.... yes, and to be respected is key from your poem Nice ambiguity.

simoneaugustus

05/05/2010

So true. Both passion and fire can burn hotly, yet the scars from passion burns run far more deeply.

simoneaugustus

05/05/2010

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, as well as for the kind review!

StandingBear commented on Burning Desire

05-04-2010

A very interesting write you've burnt into our senses. Great!

simoneaugustus

05/04/2010

I am so glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed writing this one.

alb29oclfl commented on Burning Desire

05-03-2010

oh so many times I have been hypnotized in the flames of burning desire, a wonder write.

simoneaugustus

05/04/2010

Thanks you so much! I thought the title appropriate, since 'burning' can be either an adjective or a verb. Thanks again for reading!

Tempy commented on Burning Desire

05-03-2010

this had a big impact on me. where i'm at and the things that rush me away from where i'm at. how can I not go with flow... cos thats where flow wants to go

simoneaugustus

05/04/2010

I hear you! This one was just ready to come out and I was swept away right along with it. Thanks for the comments!

Rhymer commented on Burning Desire

05-03-2010

Liked the write and the style 10 from me.......................................

simoneaugustus

05/04/2010

Thanks you for the kind review! I wasn't sure about the style, so I am happy to hear you enjoyed it!

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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