Missie Milligan


Forgotten Fire - Poem by Missie Milligan

Within the cold,
Gray remnants
Of a passion
Once out of control
Lay sundry
Forgotten embers
Beneath a veiled glow.

Though by some fate
If love's breath
Like a breeze
Should stir the ash,
Innocently
An encounter is risked
Love's rekindled
In a flash.

Obscure to most,
These glowing coals
Burn hotter
Than reckless fires
Of a thousand
Uncertain romances
Consuming heart's desire.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Why does a person, even after 20,30 or 40 years, seek out the vanished love of youth? They say old flames burn the hottest, and people who years later rekindle romances with lost loves often experience the most intense emotional satisfaction of their lives. A first love often occurs during the happiest period of a person's life. The reason people might relate to this poem is because almost everyone, at some point, has experienced this feeling of wanting to get in contact with their first love again.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013



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