Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

By The Stove - Poem by Sonya Florentino

I don't know why I always burn myself
by the stove
While cooking
Even while boiling water

I always tell myself
It can't be that hot
So sans protection
I attempt, bare hands

I always seem to forget
the last time I got burned
The last time I got hurt

I don't know if I'm stubborn
or foolish, or both

And so I do it again
And guess what? get burned
Scorched, scalded, hurt
I seem to forget the last time
I was tempted, then regret

I don't know why I always burn myself
by the stove

And every time, each time
scorned
by hope


Comments about By The Stove by Sonya Florentino

  • Stephen Magill (9/4/2009 11:36:00 PM)

    great poem, i guess the juice is worth the squeeze. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2009 12:19:00 PM)

    you are so brave to keep trying Sonya, and i for one hope you find the balm for the burn. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2009 8:06:00 AM)

    Do they make oven gloves for the heart? ...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (3/17/2009 11:45:00 AM)

    '...we may learn from others' faults
    but from one's own it hastens growth.'
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  • (3/17/2009 6:53:00 AM)

    I tend to do the same things again and again, great write,
    10
    Lynda xx
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  • Indira Renganathan (3/14/2009 8:27:00 AM)

    Absent- mindedness need a therapy...look for that..nice confession poem (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 9, 2009


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