keith hendrickson

Fire Starter

forever young in my heart and always numb in my brain
im always wearing youth on my sleeve
hoping 1 day i can get this numbness and strain to leave
as never ending passion burns throughout my soul
the darkness above begins to take its toll
never ending rains
loneliness and pain
start to seap into my veins
my blood turns black and so with it my heart
HOPELESNESS AND SHAME! ! !
and now its too late in the game to head back to start
the fire is dim
darkness settles within
BUT WAIT! !
this fire can not be extinguised without a fight/
this happiness and desire will not be relinquised so i reach for the light
im tired of acting shameless
and walking aimless through the night
do i have what it takes for this fire to re-ignite? ? ? ? ?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 3, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Jen Capaldi (9/8/2009 11:06:00 AM)

    another masterpiece of your emotional supplication. keep using your gift and take full advantage of it. it will be not only your release but it will be your guide. another well deserved 10, my friend
    Jen

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  • Hadyn Rodriguez (7/22/2009 10:17:00 PM)

    You relate to people so much in this poem awesome poem

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  • Jacky Dorantes (7/8/2009 5:56:00 PM)

    I'm digging this poem man! I definetely relate to this poem. I understand where you're coming from because this poem represents my daily struggle. Keep writting, you definetely got talent.

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  • Crystle Jones (7/8/2009 1:38:00 AM)

    i love it. the loss of hope and defeat in the beginning, but the strength to go on twords the end. a very powerful piece. keep up the GREAT work!

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  • Alicia Cross (7/8/2009 12:14:00 AM)

    It's like a man is trying to relive his glory days as a child because death or a cancer has been creeping upon making him feel trapped. So he starts doing things shamelessly feeling there's no other way to live. Compelling.

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  • Identification Accepted (6/22/2009 1:17:00 AM)

    I liked this poem as well. You're a great writer

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  • *~*happily desturbed*~* ? (6/21/2009 12:28:00 AM)

    i love this poem keep writing

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  • Cyrena Limage (1/19/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    wow.! ! ! ! ! ! ! written with such passion. really. you should keep this up. It was so deep, i felt it.: -)

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  • Andriana Londono (1/15/2009 4:37:00 PM)

    Wat a well written poem..i luv it...keep posting<33

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  • Octavia Wilson (1/15/2009 6:58:00 AM)

    This poem is really deep. Again I can totally relate. Great job

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  • Deona Skidmore (1/13/2009 11:22:00 PM)

    you are extremely passionate, your work is honestly a joy to read, I know that sounds REALLY structured, but it is definantly beautiful.

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  • Sarah SissonSarah Sisson (1/13/2009 8:40:00 AM)

    You do write well! ! Enjoyed the emotion in this one

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (1/13/2009 8:24:00 AM)

    Questions like you ask here Keith are so needed to make a relationship lasting..... you write well...... and 10 from Fay...

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  • Nikia Chesney (1/12/2009 11:28:00 PM)

    Very good piece. I especially like the end.

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  • Raven Bishop (1/12/2009 10:32:00 PM)

    Youth is always wasted on the young.
    It's best to always be young at heart.
    Good job!

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  • Beautifully Unknown (1/12/2009 8:55:00 PM)

    I really like this one a lot... no i love this one! ! !
    Its just simply beautiful!

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  • Karen Fisher (1/10/2009 11:36:00 PM)

    Very well thought out poem....... expresses both sides of your emotions. I love how it essentially tells a story!

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  • Chitra - (1/10/2009)

    really deep, the ending is very well expressed

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  • Ben Gieske (1/5/2009 8:46:00 AM)

    The capital letters and exclamations are effective. The internal rhymes work well (brain and strain, extinguished and relinquished, fire, desire and tired) . The words that I naturally stress while reading this are: “strain, burns, seep, ”. Good work.

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  • Leah Maurice (1/4/2009 11:22:00 PM)

    i like how you end the piece with a sense of hope...very powerful

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