David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,598 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

Riff On Allen Steble's 'There's A Fire Burning In My Eyes's - Poem by David McLansky

There’s a ember glowing in my eyes
That flickers in the chill
A light that threatens soon to die
If it were not for my will.

Your breath of love flows across my face
And drops a silent tear
Fearful that a sudden wind
Will make me disappear;

Yet that coal burns in my eye
Beneath a skin of ash,
Alive and trying not to die,
To be extinguished at the last;

My love tells me to please hold on
My eye blazes with desire
What will you do when I am gone
And my yearning soul expired?

You will live on as widows do
Remembering loving days
Recalling my burning love of you
Through a smoky haze.

Comments about Riff On Allen Steble's 'There's A Fire Burning In My Eyes's by David McLansky

  • Elaine Sept (8/14/2017 5:06:00 PM)

    This poem is a stark reminder of the beauty of words you so masterfully orchestrate despite your life restraints! I am as always in awe and admiration of both the poet and the man Xo Elaine (Report) Reply

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  • (5/25/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    A very good poem, my friend. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    A nice heartfelt poem. well written. (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2013 5:02:00 PM)

    A nice poem, thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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