Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 81,510 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Wait Until The Flame Flickers - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

When the trouble you start goes on...
You're the one who tries to leave it.
When the heat you strike,
Begins to ignite an invited...
Long lasting chance to burn.

And that's what you come to me to get!
A stirring up of an argument.
Yelling and screaming.
To later be together close...
And in nakedness.
You want this inside you,
Deep and thick!

'I don't get it.'

Then you don't need it!
I mean I've got it when you give it.
But when it's given...
'Who are you when that happens?
Where does that 'you' I know go? '

When the trouble you start goes on...
You're the one who tries to leave it.
When the heat you strike,
Begins to ignite an invited...
Long lasting chance to burn.

You wait until the flame flickers.
And the poppin' of it stops.

You wait until the flame flickers.
With a need to cheat to start.

You wait until the flame flickers.
When no heat is meant to be.

You wait until the flame flickers.
And the poppin' of it stops.

You wait until the flame flickers.
With a need to cheat to start.

You waited until the flame flickers.
When no heat is meant to be...
For you from me,
Left here to be used to give.
Now...
Now.
Now...it's gone!


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008



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