Treasure Island

Jane Meyer

*Fire of Life (school assignment 9th)

Life is fire
Some flames burn brightly,
sparking and erratic,
continuously fueled by adventure and excitement.
Others glow faintly,
a breath of wind could put them out.
These need nurturing,
need love and care to kindle their flames.

Keep a flame close,
be cautious of how it’s handled.
Cradle a flame within your hands,
protect it from rain and wind and peril
Speak to it with the softest whisper.

A flame only gets one chance,
just one.

So easy to go wrong
to make a simple mistake
that extinguishes a flame forever.

Submitted: Saturday, November 20, 2010
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011

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 (*Fire of Life (school assignment 9th) by Jane Meyer )

Enter the verification code :

  • Jean Dament (11/20/2010 12:10:00 PM)

    A lovely poem that shows us how fragile life can be. Well done & enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing.

    Spiritsong (Report) Reply

Read all 1 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 Updates

New Poems

  1. Bluened Tones, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Y/.. Thirst, Aufie Zophy
  3. Enchanting Essence And Passion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Y/.. Much more, Aufie Zophy
  5. Awaiting Universe Claims A Seconds Thought, Terence G. Craddock
  6. Crying Sun, Bill Cantrell
  7. Opening Wisdom, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Touching Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Silent Plains, Brandt Nightingale

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]