Fire | Teen Ink


April 16, 2009
By MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
MattRgrs PLATINUM, Maplewood, New Jersey
20 articles 0 photos 8 comments

The ebb of time pushes me sometimes gentle, sometimes rough.
I try to burn my way through but it is never quite enough.
Of course I stumble, and of course I fall.
I know a different god, not none at all.
Why do we point the blame for all the bad things we did?
I pray not for myself, I pray for this;
Find wonder at sorrow and love in hate.
The day is over, but it is not too late.
Is ignorance the crime or is it bliss?
I find myself watching with a heart, not a fist.

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on Mar. 15 at 2:10 pm
AztroWorkz BRONZE, Bellingham, Washington
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This is so serene, but you can also feel the sadness and passion behind it. I really like this.

on Apr. 1 2011 at 4:29 pm
Acalleq PLATINUM, Togiak, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have

i agree wit shreya756


on Jan. 25 2011 at 11:31 pm
shreya756 PLATINUM, Gurgaon, Haryana, Other
27 articles 4 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
When it gets dark only then can you see the stars...
If a million people believe in a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

You're my favourite poet :)

Aidyl BRONZE said...
on Oct. 21 2010 at 4:25 pm
Aidyl BRONZE, Oshawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If you want a friend be a friend."


"That's cool. Hey you know what's even cooler than triceratops? Every other dinosaur that ever existed!"
-Dwight Schrute The Office

I love this. Especially the last line. 

on Aug. 28 2009 at 10:42 am
perfect flow. i like this one the best :) you've got talent!

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 18 2009 at 5:09 am
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Flowed perfectly. Well done :)

Mimi said...
on Jul. 2 2009 at 6:26 pm
It gives us all something to think about. A good poem about hope.

on Jul. 2 2009 at 4:38 am
xXxFallingTearsxXx GOLD, Cottonwood, Idaho
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments
this poem is beautiful. i love it!!! you should check out some of my work (:

rubyono said...
on Jul. 2 2009 at 4:12 am
Keep up the great work.that was amazing

on Jul. 2 2009 at 12:49 am
LoveLikeWoe DIAMOND, LeSueur, MN, Minnesota
54 articles 2 photos 748 comments

Favorite Quote:
Whoever laughs first has the sickest mind.

This is just so beautiful!! So beautiful!! 5 stars!! no wait 5 BILLION stars!!

on Jul. 2 2009 at 12:10 am
CARMENITA, Walnut Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through..." said by George and Fred Weasley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

I like it alot! It was moving and inspiring.

on Jul. 1 2009 at 11:34 pm
TheCinders PLATINUM, Kentwood, Michigan
28 articles 1 photo 22 comments
I like it.

But I think that you were trying so hard to be deep in clever that you sort of lost sight of what the poem was really about, which kind of leaves the reader lost.

But don't get me wrong, you are every talented.

And I love the line "Find wonder at sorrow and love in hate." It really touched me personally because I find that doing this myself is a very hard task.


on Jul. 1 2009 at 5:39 pm
SydneyGwinn GOLD, Irvine, California
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i just cant get over how good you are!

Stanley said...
on Jul. 1 2009 at 2:31 pm
Your poems always touch me so deeply I get teary when I read them.

on Jul. 1 2009 at 2:28 pm
lexi10824 PLATINUM, Portalnd, Oregon
25 articles 2 photos 68 comments
I like this poem a lot. It's really good. Keep it up. :)

on Jul. 1 2009 at 7:27 am
SydneyGwinn GOLD, Irvine, California
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wow that was amazing!

can u take a look at mine when there posted?

poetman said...
on May. 6 2009 at 11:51 am
This is another moving and hopeful poem.