Old flames

Old flames

A Poem by Elwina

Can’t shake it, overcome

I thought I was stronger but I am not


I’m caught by the fire

And I can’t stop to burn


I’m staring blind

And I’m losing my mind


Left seeking for a distraction

Body and soul feeding on poison


And I’ve lost the battle again

Consumed by same old flames


© 2010 Elwina



Author's Note

Elwina
Photo credit : http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_jyarbrough/333835051/

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This is a very unique poem. I get this picture of somebody stranded in a house engulfed with flames. But maybe you were speaking metaphorically?
But anyways I guess if you were speaking about a fire in a house--- I can't image the terror. It would for sure haunt you for years after.
I like your line about losing the battle. I guess we aren't much of a match for the elements of nature!!
:) Interesting, very cool! Enjoyed 100/100

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Wow you described my love life and what I felt. Your good at putting so much in so little. If you don't mind I'd like to subscribe to you?

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I came for another dose of this, I could have sworn that 'poison' read 'passion', my bad I guess.

1. I’m caught by the fire
And I can’t stop to burn



Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very unique and different. I was wondering if you were talking about an ex that you are not over, and that you were referring to this as old flames. It's not very specific as to what the old flames are. Your poem is well written, and I enjoyed read this. It was short and to the point.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow, powerful write and nicely written.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You've lost a battle? My, to me...it looks as if it has just begun. Anyway, nicely done. I do enjoy your woks, you have much talent.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love it. no one can ever shake old flames.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Consumed, but not consumed...a veritable gem of description for the feelings that refuse to evaporate...your poem has nice precision, each word a work of meaning...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

How so very true, sometimes those flames just don't ever burn out.

Loved this Claire.
Antonio

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Drowning in a pool of fire

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a very unique poem. I get this picture of somebody stranded in a house engulfed with flames. But maybe you were speaking metaphorically?
But anyways I guess if you were speaking about a fire in a house--- I can't image the terror. It would for sure haunt you for years after.
I like your line about losing the battle. I guess we aren't much of a match for the elements of nature!!
:) Interesting, very cool! Enjoyed 100/100

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Elwina
Elwina

Belgium



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My feet are in Europe (most of the time). My dreams take me everywhere. I love to write. It helps me being centered and travelling through my inner world. If you have to read one piece from me, .. more..

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