H2O

H2O

A Poem by LauraKate

Water withstands considerable amount of pressure when exposed to heat. It copes so 

very well to begin with, rising to the challenge, dancing around unpredictable bubbles 

of destruction and chaos. A force to be reckoned with; deep and turbulent, strong

yet gentle, ferocious but calm... it knows exactly what it’s made of. Fire though, fire be a 

very dangerous thing if too much of it gets in. Too long on the flames and bubbles will 

burst. Dancing turns into frenzy and no-one knows where to land their feet. Tripping and

stumbling, there is eventually no choice but to escape. Clinging to the walls and sliding 

down the windows desperate to save themselves from the unforgiving heat. Fire.

 Comforting but fierce, warming yet oh so brutal. Water meets its match. It survives but has

 changed. It lives but can not quite put itself back together again the way it was before. 

© 2019 LauraKate


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Perhaps a failure on my part but I don't see the metaphor in this and it just comes across as stating some rather obvious things about water. Not sure what to make of it at all. I suppose that I could do the work for you and try different ideas to make the metaphor work but I'm running late.

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LauraKate

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading Mark. I suppose that's one of the greatest things I love about poetry - we are al.. read more



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your words, flow and subject so fluid. interesting elements and descriptions. where would we be without them? more than meets the eye here with your personification of them - a man & woman in relationship ... :)

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LauraKate

1 Month Ago

Thank you Pete! It was lovely to see your name pop up, I'll look forward to visiting your page again.. read more
Life makes an "interesting" vessel to hold, shelter, and perhaps broil an existence. A "little" heat transforms - combining, separating, expanding, condensing... US into the I's we become.

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LauraKate

1 Month Ago

Thank you Chris, you got it so well!
Perhaps a failure on my part but I don't see the metaphor in this and it just comes across as stating some rather obvious things about water. Not sure what to make of it at all. I suppose that I could do the work for you and try different ideas to make the metaphor work but I'm running late.

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LauraKate

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading Mark. I suppose that's one of the greatest things I love about poetry - we are al.. read more
I don't know which is fire and which is water, but you should have probably asked permission before writing so blatantly about me and my ex wife.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

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LauraKate

2 Months Ago

This made me chuckle Christoph! Thanks for reading, I'm glad you could relate. In fact you've helped.. read more

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Added on November 17, 2019
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Tags: fire, water, elements, passion, turbulence, prose, poetry

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LauraKate
LauraKate

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