Cordell Rich

Rookie - 5 Points (Afton, Wyoming)

My Fire - Poem by Cordell Rich

I have been lonely before.
Listing between friends.
Going through the motions again and again.
Adding the moments together,
like salty drops of tears in a bitter pool.
Living a life of tepid comfort.
Without passion, fire, flame.
Like a man in a cold room
Warm and wrapped in a blanket
Comfortable, but longing for fire
For the feeling of heat on his back
With his shoulder naked
And his eyes closed
This is how I see you.
You are the fire.
You are the warm glowing embers.
The black and red hot coals
And the blue fire licking the edges
I have been lonely before.
If only I had the courage to open my eyes
You would be my fire.

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Comments about My Fire by Cordell Rich

  • (8/30/2008 4:13:00 AM)


    Ah this one is really lovely. Sadness and lonelyness well portrayed. (Report) Reply

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  • Colin J... (9/1/2007 3:31:00 PM)


    ' I have been lonely before.
    Listing between friends.
    Yes, we've all been there...
    Nice poem,
    Colin J...
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  • (7/29/2007 6:07:00 AM)


    Cordell This I like a lot. It's alive with feeling.
    ..salty tears.....very good
    also it's tight and yet says its message quickly amd movingly
    thank you Martin
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011


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