Set The World Aflame With Love

Set The World Aflame With Love

A Poem by *~*Butterfly Kisses*~*
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Not my best, but I had nothing else to write about.

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The world could use a little more love and compassion....

 

I can hear the desperate cries

Echoes of burning despair in the winds

Crashing along the edges of the ocean shores

Bleeding a tiny hint of crimson red.

 

Anger and greed take over control

Ashes of the scattered hearts and souls

Lost in their own personal burdens

The ones that truly care...

 

Forced into silence, hold their tongue

Battered down slaves, beaten with no chance

By the headstrong fools that judge livelihoods

And play tediously with image of God.

 

I wish to burn the world, set it all aflame

Let the ashes settle and give reason to renew

A new found love and compassion

For a world in desperate need to seek it.

 

 

 

© 2012 *~*Butterfly Kisses*~*


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Bravo! What particularly caught my attention was the almost, lyrical, rhythm. I could feel the awesomeness from the third stanza, the sudden drift in mood, how we struggle for freedom, though we are well aware that it is love that can set us free, but we keep stomping on it. Your idea to set the world aflame and start afresh is really endearing to me haha. I would love to join you, there sure needs to be more love, because violence is not 'just balancing out' anymore. Your poetry is great, inspirational. Keep writing!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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The art of sharing lovers. The word "love" is so overused nowadays its hard to decypher what is real anymore.. Nice pen. Keep writing.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Nicely penned, good flow of emotions!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Have to agree...the world needs a little more love....good job!

Posted 8 Years Ago


....cruelty is the only crime....

Posted 8 Years Ago


I agree.....sometimes we could all be more relaxed, tolerant and gentle....Jack Kerouac is a great example for me. Your write is magnificent

Posted 8 Years Ago


Strong message. You writing this and being in New York makes me think of the Catcher in the Rye.

I especially liked the phrase: "Ashes of the scattered hearts and souls"

Posted 8 Years Ago


That was rather interesting. You did a great job.


Posted 8 Years Ago


Excellent writing to me! It tells of a truth about our world!

I wish to burn the world, set it all aflame
Let the ashes settle and give reason to renew
A new found love and compassion
For a world in desperate need to seek it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


this poem has a such a good meaning to it...

...and i love the clever significance and use of the title

Posted 8 Years Ago


A fantastic write, absolutely fantastic

Posted 8 Years Ago



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*~*Butterfly Kisses*~*
*~*Butterfly Kisses*~*

Somewhere between TN and NYC, TN



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My name is Anna Rose... what can I say about myself? I'm 20 learning to live on my own, trying to escape from a dark part of my life. Been writing my heart since I was able to write. I write whate.. more..

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