A Poem by Green



You shouldn’t play with fire

and that’s all I am

Just a blaze of emotions

I still can’t control

Left in careless hands

destined to burn myself up

© 2022 Green

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There are emotions here. That’s good in my book. A bit of fire now and then proves people are alive. I like those with a bit of a spark. Complete burn out though is self destructive in my opinion.


Posted 9 Months Ago

Dear Green. Once I loved the fire. Maybe I had? Good to have the fire of seeking adventure. People, who wait. They become forgotten. I loved the poetry. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago

i know the feeling and can relate (i'm often my own worst enemy). a stark write. as the old saying goes, "it's better to burn out than to fade away". many people aren't as such - i guess that's why they have bic lighters ... :)

Posted 10 Months Ago

I really like this one and can relate to it deeply. I often feel as if I'm a blaze of emotions as well, and that it's dangerous for people to love me, but also dangerous for me to love other people because of the way others have cruelly loved me. An excellent and snappy poem that expresses a lot in just a few words.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Excellent. I really appreciate this poem. Brief yet fully engaged. "Blaze of emotions" indeed, shouldn't "play with fire". I love that. Though somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it is very much a serious idea with real consequence.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Short and to the point. Some are more of a handful than others but when that which is in the hand burst into flames...wee, better stay clear. : )
Nicely done.

Posted 11 Months Ago

I really like the construction of your poem Green. Each line sets up the next with snappy rhythm that evokes an image of fire, in all its various elemental forms.

Ken e

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on September 17, 2022
Last Updated on September 17, 2022




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