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Poetry for the Thinking Mind

By S. T. Gold All Rights Reserved ©



First, a wispy curl of smoke

Hovering in the air, it spirals calmly

Then, a single tongue of flame

Tasting the air for the first time

It leaps and dances with youthful energy

Growing larger, it likes what it finds

It crackles and snaps as sparks fly

It roars, consuming with a voracious appetite

Always hungers, yet never thirsts

Its steady glow flickers next, and casts shadows

Where there once was light

Its embers settle and sigh, reflecting on past times

Now it takes a final breath

It is warm to the touch still

Yet it is cold inside, living as a lingering memory

Thus, the fire dies.

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Laraine Smith: My only suggestion on the grammar is to use www.grammarcheck.net. I have it bookmarked on Google Chrome. I see myself in the determination in this beautiful story! I have Cerebral Palsy, and I have dreams that I have been working hard for, too! The humor made me laugh!

Soaring_Soul: I'll list my critiques for each one following the collections chapter index.Petals of Time was so very beautiful and loved your concept of time!Death, was so chilling, dark, and yet amazing all at once. It was quite enticing and gripping!Darkness, was perfect and gave the impression of slowness,...

novicemaster: The imagery in this prose poem is glorious. I love the way you manipulate words. You seem to have harnessed them to bend to your every whim. The slightly archaic ones like "whilst" make this resemble a fairytale. The entire idea of a prose poem is brilliant. I didn't get the ending at first, but ...

maxniederhofer: Kara,I loved this. The one suggestion I would make is to show me, don't tell me. E.g."Now look at your skin / It is beautiful / You are beauty pure."It might be better to use more evocative imagery and language to make me feel, i.e. truly comprehend, the pure beauty, rather than telling me it is ...

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