Scarlet .....

(my Flame) Burning From The Inside Out

My flame from
within

My flame of
darkness

Flame of
anger
this flame is
my beast

It rages within me
higher and higher
it burns

I really need
to put this
flame out
for it has
already almost
taken my life

how do you
put a flame
out that is receiving
constant fuel

I know the flame
will never totally
be put out

Can I not
get it to
burn lower
for it is
so high now

That it is
once again
close to that
point of
serious harm

I need to be able
to lower it
to a level where
it causes no
harm

I need to have it
under total
control
for in this
manner
I can so
survive

I learn to
control
this flame

I learn to
control
the fuel

I need to use fuel
in a positive way
before it reaches the
flame

I need to be able
to release the fuel
without it touching
the flame

I so say

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, March 3, 2011

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  • Kristen ManskiKristen Manski (5/15/2017 1:38:00 PM)

    This is a really good poem! I love it! You are really talented!

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  • Patricia Saunders (3/6/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    Very fine poem! I wonder if it wouldn't be even better if you shorten it just a bit? I think... and it' s only my opinion! ... that the last two stanzas could be cut completely. But maybe you had a strong reason for putting them there!

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  • Guy Dimitri JagodinskiGuy Dimitri Jagodinski (9/10/2013 6:22:00 AM)

    Nicely done. Passion of anger and the pain that goes with it. Great poem.

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/17/2009 10:01:00 AM)

    anger...wonderfully expressed...excellent...10

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (8/9/2009 1:02:00 PM)

    Flame of
    anger
    this flame is
    my beast....................
    still it would inflame time again
    flame when begets flame by the genesis, ingenious write by the imagery,10+, thanks for sharing

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  • Blue Eyes (9/21/2008 9:55:00 PM)

    IT NICE TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE YOUR PAIN IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE IT.
    GREAT JOB DOING SO BUT I HOPE YOUR HEART`S FLAME IS PUT OFF NOW.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (9/15/2008 8:52:00 PM)

    What were you angry about-disappointments-we all have those or just misunderstanding your soul's dark side.pretty good this can keep one guessing for a long time to come.A ten from me.

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (5/29/2008 9:21:00 PM)

    Wonderfully expressed feelings of the pent up soul. Anger, avarice, attachment, lust and pride are the chif sources of pain. It is the ego of the body (individual ego) that keeps on fueling them. What is needed is controlling it through self knowledge to have peace.

    You have said everything about self in simple poetic words a phrases. You seem to have attained the poetic heights in this poem.

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/4/2008 1:13:00 PM)

    You express anger, rage, well int his short sparse poem.

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  • Jeffrey Quattlebaum (1/17/2008 3:54:00 PM)

    Tie your demon down, that's what I do. Sometimes they come in handy. Nice writing.

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  • Alondra Quinones (1/3/2008 3:29:00 PM)

    i like this poem. but i hope that the flame goes all the way down.

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  • John Nightingale (12/23/2007 10:17:00 AM)

    Couldn't agree more. Thanks.

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  • Elijah Mcgloghlon (12/22/2007 11:49:00 PM)

    This poem is very beautiful. I felt every word.

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  • Jon Bader (12/21/2007 8:34:00 AM)

    I so get this poem! ! ! Very nice.

    You know what firefighters to manage flames that are out of control don't you? ? ?

    They start a backfire - a separate good fire - that burns the same fuel - but controls the danger of the original....

    Hmmmmmmmmm

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  • Alan CurtisAlan Curtis (12/12/2007 4:20:00 PM)

    Some people have a flame that can only be put out by the coldness of the world, but u have a flame that is strong and all u have 2 do is control it.


    But u wont have trouble with doing that.

    Good write. Peace, Alan

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  • Marvin Brato (10/9/2007 4:24:00 AM)

    Well, the least that could be done is to lit your flame into an ember for it to constantly have light to sustain life. Control it in the manner that it can not turn off or blaze into flame, either way could cause you pain. Keep it up my friend, do not die to cut the pain! . Great write, top mark.

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  • Chrispin Kamara-Johnson (9/12/2007 3:36:00 PM)

    Another nicely written poem, QOP.

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  • Blue angel Florida (9/5/2007 3:28:00 PM)

    A Flame that never dies...Share it! :)

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  • Dipy HermoniteDipy Hermonite (6/21/2007 7:32:00 AM)

    Hey kid. Catch the rainbow and beat the flame. U can do it.

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  • Destini Trujillo (6/1/2007 11:48:00 AM)

    this is real deep someday when we meet i will put your flame out and u will never have to worry again. i promise you that!

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