Shawn L. Bird

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Poem-Fire of you July 12, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:55 pm
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Another re-post of an old favourite, as I try to get some words done on my CampNaNoWriMo project!

Shawn L. Bird

This poem was written as a submission to the Burnaby Writers Society Poetry contest.  The theme was fire, and poets were encouraged to interpret the theme.  Still 2 months before winners will be announced.  

September 2011: This one was a contest finalist! Yay!

.

You reached

into the flames

and  plucked an ember

that glowed with

happiness and hope

upon your palm.

.

In the

wavering sphere

of gold and crimson

light, I glimpsed our

future in flickering

depths.

.

But when I reached to take it in my grasp

you clasped

your fist closed,

so the glow

of my hope

spilled

from

your

fingers.

.

“No,” you said.

“It will burn you.”

.

Truth scorched through

the kindness in your eyes, but could not

extinguish my anguish,

even as you wrapped me in your arms

and murmured worthless words of consolation.

.

I didn’t want your wisdom.

I…

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3 Responses to “Poem-Fire of you”

  1. davidprosser Says:

    Beautiful Shawn.xx


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