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A Promise

Rating: 5.0

She watched the flames as they flickered up the coals,
and felt the warmth emanate from them.

Not a real fire, of course,
but one that was commanded by electricity,
effective none the less.

Leaning back in the chair, she thought,
funny how we can be taken in by something ‘fake'
that looks so genuine.

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Alison Cassidy 12 March 2008

This poem illustrates the incredible range of your poetic style Ernestine. Different from many of yours, this free verse poem is a salutory read (particularly on this site, I suspect) about those that charm with their wily words and their handsome faces. 'Like his stories, all bogus, burning the heart, slowly.' stood out for me. Great poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Lillian J. 10 March 2008

This is wonderfully written and a joy to read! Lilly :)

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Andrew Blakemore 06 March 2008

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Great work full of fiery passion. Andrew. x

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Meggie Gultiano 05 March 2008

very touching..passionate piece..i love the gentle flow of words..

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Lynda Robson 03 March 2008

I enjoyed reading this Ernestine, sometimes we put our trust in people and realise we have made a mistake, the point of this write being things or people are not always what they seem, well-penned as always, Love Lynda xx

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Duncan Wyllie 02 March 2008

A strong fire that burns in this one Ernestine, not your usual style but passionate points made none-the -less Love duncan X

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