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My Fire

December 11, 2016
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

In solitude I embraced fire,

I wrangled with the flames of hell 

And made the devil's sly words into poetry,

Poetry that I spit back at him like a dragon. 


I forged embers with my bare hands, 

Until my fingers turned black with soot and ash. 


My work became like play, 

My efforts outlasted the decaying stacks of my peers. 

I finally filled the pages with ink and love,

Regret and lead,

Raw emotion and lipstick. 


Sure I was alone,

So poetically estranged, 

But I burned like the volcanoes I controlled,

And I summoned stars to shine the way I liked. 


Words became like pyrotechnics to me,

And now I've learned to touch others,

And set their cold hearts alight,

Alight with 

My Fire. 

The author's comments:

About my journey through wriitng and life in general. 

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