Treasure Island

A.J. McKinley

(July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

Burn Me


Burn me with the ache of a thousand teardrops
Love me with the mystery of a shooting star

Burn me with the whisper of tender kisses
Love me with the fierceness of innocence gone

Burn me until blindly I see you
Love me until I can love no more

Burn me until dawn's blanket erupts
Love me until tears glisten the ocean shore

Burn me and I shall die with pregnant need
Love me and I shall live in gentle hope

Burn me and I will surrender in glorious rapture
Love me and I will reach only for your soul


Copyright 2006 A.J. McKinley

Submitted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Edited: Saturday, September 18, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Burn Me by A.J. McKinley )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ben Gieske (3/26/2007 1:09:00 PM)

    Nice use of repetition. You could have entitle this 'Love Me' but that would have been too trite. It is interesting because some of the things you say of love me and burn me can be intertwined for other understandings; ex., burn me with the mystery of a shooting star and love me with the ache of a thousand teardrops. I like this one very much. Our inner universe is certainly a mysterious universe. (Report) Reply

  • Foster Blaine (9/21/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    Wonderful imagery and metaphor in this piece. I particularly like the line 'Love me with the fierceness of innocence gone'.. Nice write A.J. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]