Julia West (julesx 64)

(11th January 1964 / Wanstead, London)

Fire! ! !


FIRE IS TEMPER
When uncontrolled - you 'blow your top'
Stamping and screaming - tantrums... 'having a strop'

FIRE IS PASSION / OF SPARKS / OF LOVE
In the cosy hearth, flames dancing, chasing shadows around the room
Fire is the glow when love ignites once singular hearts
Passion burning when lovers meet
Senses alive felt through music that touches the very soul
Transporting of minds and bodies through individual fantasy islands.

FIRE IS HEAT
Flames open outdoor fires lick as if tasting food for perfection
Changing raw into cooked
Barbeques - singed edges - charcoal smells - alfresco dining with friends.
Heat from the sun baking the skin, soothing, relaxing, long term damaging?

FIRE IS COLOUR
Beautiful sunsets, sky of reds and golds
Orange and vibrant yellows - captured in pictures - bravely spilled colours on walls
Shiney auburn long hair - mesmerising movement in the breeze.

FIRE IS RHYTHM OF FAST DANCE / OF ENERGY
Imagine dancers their synchronised movements and holds
Heat of bodies when exercise makes hot
The burn of muscles when they beg you to stop.

FIRE IS FLAMES / OF DESTRUCTION
Fire its merciless licking of colours once bright, flammable possessions
Its partner the smoke concoct suffocating forces
Both destructive changing items to unrecognisable char
Black and melted from heat, stuck to the floor, wood crackled effects....
Possessions no more...
Memories....
Own life that lives? ....
Or is No more.....
Dark and wet were firemen have been..... pungent smells....
Once frenzied activity..... in once loved rooms....
Now dripping and Quiet....

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2008

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