The Flame

The Flame

A Poem by Pestonjee
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The Life of A Flame

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Knowing all the phases of a flame
can be pretty artful and fantastic
A guide to flummoxed firefighters
to choose all the appropriate tactics

A fresh flame is small, not too wide
less toxic, emits low smoke plus heat
With portable firefighting equipment
can be quenched from ejection seat

Slightly seasoned, the flame brings
the panting firemen in, on the double
The fuming and searing increase
beginning to spell a bit more trouble

A fully matured flame blazes dense
through thick vapours of toxicity
More intense and scorching now
with visible curves and complexity

In decay, fossil flame runs out of fuel
A few cinders glower in restricted space
But there’s still a chance of re-ignition
Given the right ammunition in place

© 2020 Pestonjee


Author's Note

Pestonjee
Just trying to be funny. No offence meant :)

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A fine metaphor here, dear P! What at first read appears to be a poetic offering straight from a Firefighter's manual, is in fact a clever metaphor for love and relationships and the relative power, allure and toxicity of the female. Relationships can be so much like the lifespan of a flame; starts with a spark, evolves to a full flame of heat and then withers to embers with a lack of fuel. Just as the flame itself can be dangerous, so too can the relationship and particularly the female flame in it; she brings the heat and the fire and can always be dangerous if she is underestimated. Its a very clever metaphor, quite humorous in its textbook style of articulation and well written and executed, as always. Your poems are coming thick and fast and its great to witness and read. Well done with this one, P! :))

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Madame! I really appreciate your support and encouragement always. I hope I can maint.. read more



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had this kind of flame in a relationship once..the fire just kept starting over, spreading, getting hotter and higher, and then just getting water thrown on it.
excellent metaphor. Figurative fun...although a part of me flinched...lost a dear friend to a fire 36 years ago...and this made me feel something of what she felt at that moment.
j.

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Must be painful...Death by fire is unimaginable in agony. I'm sorry for your loss.
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That great phrase. She lights my fire but extinguished my pocket comes to mind, though in reality, it was Julie who managed to set the tent alight lighting up a cigarette. Not heard the word old flame in a while.
Strangely enough, she married a firefighter, hope she kept him busy.

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

That's a good match I dare say if he remembers they are good servants, but bad masters! Thanks for r.. read more
A fine metaphor here, dear P! What at first read appears to be a poetic offering straight from a Firefighter's manual, is in fact a clever metaphor for love and relationships and the relative power, allure and toxicity of the female. Relationships can be so much like the lifespan of a flame; starts with a spark, evolves to a full flame of heat and then withers to embers with a lack of fuel. Just as the flame itself can be dangerous, so too can the relationship and particularly the female flame in it; she brings the heat and the fire and can always be dangerous if she is underestimated. Its a very clever metaphor, quite humorous in its textbook style of articulation and well written and executed, as always. Your poems are coming thick and fast and its great to witness and read. Well done with this one, P! :))

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Madame! I really appreciate your support and encouragement always. I hope I can maint.. read more
Loved the metaphor here. As a female, I could scratch you but as a brainy cat, I just have to like it. Well done!

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much Ms. Kat. I’m away at Club. Safe from any scratches.
Vry interesting and informative poem. I enjoyed this, it was certainly humourous.

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much JungLee!
JungLee

1 Month Ago

You are welcome. c: Please check out my poem too!
I like it, so very much relates to the phases of heat in a relationship.


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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

Indeed, a relationship does go through such rising and waning. Like fires and flames. Thank you very.. read more

Blimey my friend you are not only a fine poet but a phisicis.. fizyky.. pyrotechncit.. bright spark and flamin arsonist :)

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Pestonjee

1 Month Ago

As of now, I’m a just a post-graduate sir ;) Currently applying for PhD. Looking for the right un.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


pleasure's all mine..

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