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By TJFranklin All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry / Fantasy







© 2013


Copyright © 2013 Teresa Joseph Franklin

All Rights Reserved

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, or stored in a recovery system, by means, including but not limited to electronic or digital transferral, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise distributed in any form of binding or cover other than in which it is published and without similar conditions being obligatory on the successive purchaser or purchasers.



Is dedicated to my sweet, sweet mum Helen Teresa Nelson who is no longer with me, she died when I was two years old of Scarlet Fever. I never knew her but feel I know her through my poetry. Mum you will never be forgotten, you remain in my heart. I love you and this is not just for me but for you too. And also to my father who I never knew either, but there is an indication within these genes that maybe just maybe he was a writer, or connected with the Arts.


This fire that burns

Flames so hot

That scares me not

The flames so hot

A fire

Burning, scorching, sweltering and searing

Around my body





Yet it is not burning

By body

The flames are flickering

Dancing, curling, swirling

Elevating and upraising

The flames

Through mind

Body and soul

A peaceful serenity

The stillness, the quietness and the calmness

All around

Wings unfurled

Raised to the heavens

Golden, golden



Eyes fixed to the sky

Golden stardust, golden stars

As far as can be seen

Arms outstretched

This body transfixed, mesmerized

Spellbound, hypnotized

I cannot resist, desist

Nor will I resist

This powerful energy

This fire

Does no harm

Here I stand in








And at peace

© Teresa Joseph Franklin

22nd May 2012

All Rights Reserved

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