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The Fire Within

By Lykeios All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry

Chapter 1

There is a fire within

It burns

Flickering

Blazing

Thrashing

Consuming all parts

of myself

Destroying

Wasting

Incinerating

The fire lays havoc upon

My heart, my soul, and my mind

It disintegrates

But also cleanses

The inferno rages inside

Erasing

Refreshing

Invigorating

Though they bring pain unimaginable

And intolerable

The flames bring understanding

Realizations that destruction of the old

To fertilize the new

Though excruciating

is necessary

There is a fire within

It spurs beginnings, rebirth, and creation

From ashes comes life

New life

Which brings a new

Attitude

Perspective

Freedom

There is a fire within

and I welcome it

For it will purify from inside out

And top to bottom

Bless the pain

Burning

Searing

Tearing

For from pain and flame

Comes light

And Liberty

And newness

There is a fire within

Let it burn

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CalvinPeat: This is a great concept, and you've done a largely excellent job of capturing the voice of Mal.You convey Mal's inner struggle well. Perhaps, though, you could reflect the hope in verses 13-17 of Psalm 90 a bit more. A suggestion: in the current version, Mal seems to be losing hope in the idea of...

crissy: Awesome work. The characters are so beautifully flawed and easy to relate to. The protagonist Bethany Hill is a woman that I would definitely want to meet in real life. The author has managed to make me visualize the story like a movie. The two time frames of past and present are also so beautifu...

ItsAnnier: Great original idea! Long poems don't often hold me, but yours did to the end and made me want more of the story. Was it a Crime of passion with the murderer returning to the crime scene? I hope further poems will tell me more!

Lykeios: I'm not sure what else I can say about this poem.I enjoyed it because it made me feel things. The depth and meaning here was impressive. As I read it I could remember how it feels to lose love. However, there is something hopeful in losing love as I've learned that there is always more love to fi...

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