FLICKER

FLICKER

A Poem by Betty




A flicker it was, not today but on days long past
Just a thing of beauty, when darkness rules the sky;
Its presence seemed as if it had a spell to cast
A spell to vanish all of humanities sigh;
The meaning of life when with a flicker lived
Was beauty I thought; oh, but what a fool I was.

I felt all motion of the sound simmer of peace,
I felt love and bliss, and believed they would never cease,
I also felt the glare of danger lurking in the mist,
But that only shocked back to life a dead vein of mine;
A vigorous vein that  once heartened the muscles of my fist;
And so this flicker I thought of, as no other but divine;
Oh, but soon I knew just what a fool I was,
When a furious flame grew out of the flicker it once was,
And turned all those around me to ashes weak and fragile,
Ashes, the wind took at bay with a blissful smile.

© 2013 Betty


Author's Note

Betty
Art is by my sister Helina million
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Helinas-Gallery/361455197213806

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I like the structure of your poem... and the message.

This part is beautiful "Its presence seemed as if it had a spell to cast"

Posted 5 Years Ago


Wow, this was so very intense, I loved the feel of this piece. Very nicely done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I think th flicker and the flame are worth the ashes and devestation...

Posted 5 Years Ago


Betty

5 Years Ago

Thank you Marie :)
'A spell to vanish all of humanities sigh;'

admiring the flicker but it brought devestation. fire is a dangerous substance. it took me a while to adjust to your style (several readings) but once i did i enjoyed the poem a lot, it has a lot of depth and originality to it. fantastic.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Betty

5 Years Ago

Thank you Ghostofdawn for the visit and the kind comment... i really am you enjoyed it :)
on a different note...love the artwork too...

Posted 5 Years Ago


this is heavy...one spark and it is all over in a second, nothing but ashes...could refer to so many things...a universal group of words here...of what could happen...what we aren't aware of...what we don't pay attention to...just that little flicker....no big deal, and then--------------------

Posted 5 Years Ago


Betty

5 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob for the great review.... Your words mean the world to me :)
"A spell to vanish all of humanities sigh..." - in a class all its own Betty - what talented siblings you and Helina are.

X

Posted 5 Years Ago


Betty

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Anto , you have no idea just how much i appreciate it :)

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Added on August 23, 2013
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Tags: Anger, Thought, Life, Emotion, Personal

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Betty
Betty

addis ababa, Bole sub City, Ethiopia



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Dear visitors, I would like to first and foremost thank you for visiting my page. My name is Betty and I am an emerging poet. Poetry has been a predominating passion of mine ever since the day I cou.. more..

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