Haley Akin

Rookie (1983)

An Angry Fire - Poem by Haley Akin

It begins small like a burning ember,
what starts it you cannot remember.
The more you feed it the brighter it glows.
Feel it... as the fire grows.
Flicking and blistering from the inside out.
The damage created begins to mount.
Scarring and burning it stalls to a fester.
Putting your soul into sequester.
Churning, it thrashes assuming control,
until you decide... to just let it go.


Comments about An Angry Fire by Haley Akin

  • (8/17/2011 3:37:00 AM)

    Very nice. Good imagery of the burning you feel within., I like this one a lot. short but exactly the right length for the prose. Well done. (Report)Reply

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  • Juan Olivarez (6/29/2011 5:27:00 PM)

    Another good one Haley, good rhyming scheme. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, September 9, 2011


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