Allan Gerard


~Black Flame~


Born into this world alone
Waiting for the end
Looking for a place to rest your head

You try to find the meaning in searching
For a friend
Someone who understands like you do

Never good enough to fit in
But standing out you're far to pretty
To special for them to understand

So when you needed a hand
They handed you a beating
For your beauty

Their laughter brought more tears
And they burned into a fire
It spread fueled by your fears
And destruction became your desire

As I sit desiring you
Your broken heart to mend the pieces
You're scared of this love
And it's not without reason

Yet, your heart cries for it
And the closer I get your flame
Reminds me you're not ready

The irony of your black flame is...
As it destroys and protects
The air I breathe only feeds it in

The end

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2014
Edited: Sunday, June 29, 2014

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  • Sana Hernandez (7/11/2014 6:02:00 PM)

    I am not sure who you wrote this for, but this truly touched me and I'll tell you why. Do you remember that discussion we had about Belial? Well, your poem reminds me of him. But that's just me personally. (I'm not trying to offend whomever you wrote this for.) I'll have you know I am adding it to My Favorite Poems list for future retrospection. Very good job!
    -SOH (Report) Reply

  • Jena Crowe (7/4/2014 1:09:00 AM)

    This title is tied around my neck. I carry a black flame with me wherever I go. Nicely rendered. ~.~ (Report) Reply

  • Mandolyn ... (7/1/2014 3:19:00 PM)

    i absolutely love the title to this piece and the poem is good. the feeling and the music. the last line reads a bit awkward to me, so i would rearrange that line (if it were me) but great write. :) (Report) Reply

  • F. J. Thomas (6/30/2014 12:01:00 PM)

    I do not think everyone can understand how truly beautiful in its truth this poem is for many. One wants to be loved more than anything...to be able to love; but the fear of what has already been experienced prevents her from having either. You would be the 'Harvest Master' of my work Allan...in a sense. You make me remember older poems I want to find :) ...so many have no idea how far you have reached... (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/17/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    one of the most beautiful poems of yours, ...........brings out the irony of black flame correctly.........n the title is as fascinating and captivating as the poem.......... (Report) Reply

  • Jessica Dehn (2/5/2014 3:53:00 PM)

    Really touched the core of the heart and fear here. Each line i find relatable to and it found away in my heart. I can't wait to read more. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (1/15/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    Thanks for the comments Noreen and Mxolisi! The are greatly appreciated =) (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/13/2014 7:46:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem full of a sad longing for a love that can never be.Beautifully written a lovely poem to read
    I really enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (1/13/2014 6:33:00 PM)

    Thanks, In short it was about a young lady I considered to be my soul-mate but because oxygen is one of main ingredients in fire the air I breathed being near here only fueled the destruction of our relationship and protected her from anyone getting to close.

    Because I was so close to her she couldn't handle it and started being careless in our relationship doing things to sabotage it subconsciously expecting that it would push me away but the more she did that the closer I drew near.

    The more I understood about her the more afraid she became until eventually she just stopped talking to me I was too close if that makes any sense. Sad thing about it all was I knew she really did love me and her love ran deep but her fears dictated her life and kept her from being happy.

    Sort of like the scene with Matt Damon and Minnie Driver in good will hunting. But the guy being the one that was afraid. (Report) Reply

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