Please, Let Me Burn

Please, Let Me Burn

A Poem by Voice
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Based off "Love The Way You Lie"

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Please, let me Burn

 

Look closely and you can see the flames leaping in the whites of his eyes

Breathe deep and take in the inferno

Listen to the nights silence broken by the screams of patrons

Its all over now

 

 

Reflecting on the perfect marriage?

The perfect wife and husband?

Everything wanted was to be had

But love leads to lies

Lies to flames

 

Hands to hit, punch

Feet to kick, stomp

Smiles to hide pain

Makeup to hide bruises

A brutal package to be unwrapped

They couldnt hide it forever

 

Just gonna stand there and watch her burn

That’s all right because she likes the way it hurts

Just gonna stand there and hear her cry

That’s all right because she loves the way he lies

Loves the way he lies

 

Never meant to hurt her, thats a bunch of s**t

Never gonna be a next time

Next time always comes sooner than later

What did she say wrong now?

What did she do that he disapproved of?

Its ok though she knows its simply he cares to much

He will make up for it, he always does

 

He is hell

The devil whispers from within

Hit her, you have to

Choke her, she deserves it

Kill her, you want to

 

Just gonna stand there and watch her burn

That’s all right because she likes the way it hurts

Just gonna stand there and hear her cry

That’s all right because she loves the way he lies

Loves the way he lies

 

The air reeks from the gasoline drenched floors

From the booze escaping his breathe

Her lingering perfume on his wife beater

A deadly combination

 

Light a match

Their house a roman candle

Curtains catch,

Walls,

Rooms

 

Adam deserts his Eve

Tied to a stone bed

Left to be devoured by what he calls love

Her ashes to be picked up by another

 

Just gonna stand there and watch her burn

That’s all right because she liked the way it hurt

Just gonna stand there and hear her cry

That’s all right because she loved the way he lied

Loved the way he lied

 

 

  


© 2014 Voice



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Really good and powerful poem. I also liked how you took a song and put it into your story :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Great take on the song. What a vicious cycle. Powerful words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


wow i am captured and lured into this world

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love that song... the way she sings it it makes it so haunting...

The poem is brutal and hard hitting but so is the topic... glad you didn't sugar coat it cause nothing bout the whole idea is sweet... so nicely done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Very nice Voice. I love how the metaphor turns into reality, it shows so well how passion can turn to destruction so quickly, and how one still clings to it just because of the passion, even though it hurts them more than it does them good.
I like the repeating stanza. Great job :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


different and well done.... i really like the verse "Just gonna stand there and watch her burn

That’s all right because she liked the way it hurt

Just gonna stand there and hear her cry

That’s all right because she loved the way he lied

Loved the way he lied… " very clever



Posted 7 Years Ago



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