Daniel Nairn

Rookie (Bellevue, Nebraska)

The Boy With Fire In His Eyes - Poem by Daniel Nairn

The boy with fire in his eyes
Stands there waiting.
It is his soul inside;
It keeps him standing.

And if ever the fire goes out,
He will freeze in the cold.
It is his heat
And all that keeps him living.

Or if it never is put to use,
It will consume him;
He will burn to the ground
His ashes left behind.

But if the fire blazes,
If kindled, kept and carried,
If the boy with fire in his eyes
Finds life inside that fire,

His fire will light the world,
Will pierce the mist,
A fire to drive the dark away
Forever and ever more.


Comments about The Boy With Fire In His Eyes by Daniel Nairn

  • Rajesh Thankappan (12/31/2014 8:45:00 AM)


    It is important that we put the talent that God has given to good use. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/24/2007 10:22:00 PM)


    Nice I may not be a great poet but you really were able to convey the good and bad of fire into one poem which is always good. I myself am a pyro and who knows alot about fire and you portrayed it beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2007 10:11:00 PM)


    Very good. I personally am a pyro, and you conveyed fire well. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2006 12:55:00 PM)


    amazing, blazing write. it is so important to keep that fire in your heart. it shines
    in your spirit & pierces the mist that clouds your eyes - as you said, perfectly.

    these ppl light the way for the world. keep it kindling! suberb write, Sus.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 6, 2006



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