Wednesday, 8 May 2013

A Burning Poem


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One hand of his held firm,
While the other was let loose,
With which he glided
A moving pen.

Like every drop of life
Pouring out,
Ink from his pen caressed
His paper.

It held his life,
It held the pain,
It held the strife,
It held the little joys.

A pitied paper held
The beatings of his heart,
He took a match, lit a flame
And buried it in his
New found claim.

He felt the fire burning,
He felt his pains fading,
He felt the mind healing,
And another poem flaming.

19 comments:

  1. WOW, I COULD FEEL CONNECTED TO THIS POEM, I THINK WE ALL CAN. BECAUSE WHEN WE SIT DOWN TO WRITE A POEM, IT IS JUST LIKE THIS, EMOTIONS COMING OUT.

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    1. Thanks a lot Vandana for visiting and posting your views. Glad you loved it. :)

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  2. Really liked this, full of beautiful pictures that took you there. Great words and great form. Well done.

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  3. So good........... Yes we all write to make things better for us..........

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  4. It is a beautifully written poem.. captured all the right emotions.. I could feel how my pain and overwhelming emotions recede while I write a poem..

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  5. I love the intensity writing is a passionate love =)

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  6. Glad the writing can help release the pain. But I wish a copy would have been saved of the poem before it was burned!

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  7. Beautifully expressed...yes, poetry does this! I love your poem.

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  8. Thanks people for your kind views. Loved them all.

    Robyn,
    Some do get saved, others find itself in flames. :)

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  9. Loved it. Sounds like a very personal theraputic way to release things from ones soul, to move on. Lovely! In fact, that is why I don't keep diaries (which I would love to do), it always makes me feel uncomfortable to think that all my most personal thoughts are recorded on a piece of paper for all to read. Maybe I should add burning to the process and maybe I'd take up journaling!

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  10. Vivid description of how writing poetry releases pent up emotion and frees one. Beautiful!

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  11. K,
    Certainly you should consider burning. Its a really good way of releasing thoughts. Thanks for your comments anyway. Loved it. :)

    Lisa,
    Thanks a lot.

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  12. You share the process and the product with this image-filled piece. A great share for the Verse First prompt. Glad you joined us.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/05/10/wounded/

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  13. Nice half rhymes and I like the lists which help to keep the action moving forward.

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  14. connect with every word here. It is healing, no doubt!

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