Starting a Fire

Starting a Fire

A Poem by Laz K.

It's about the urge to rid myself of superficial baggage - labels,ideas, etc. - and to be free, a pure essence, an authentic Self.

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire. 
Herman Hesse
I’m starting a fire 
I’ll begin by breaking chairs and tables 
Tearing up paper, clothes - any and all labels 
Sparks of freedom will burn in every gaze 
As letters, books and icons are set ablaze 

I’m starting a fire 
The work of ages, artifacts and holy scriptures 
Will feed the flames to create a more sublime picture 
The pile will grow, the flames will reach higher 
And new life will arise from this funeral pyre

I’m starting a fire 
Like a fever it will burn up all impurities 
Taking away positions, pensions, securities 
You and I will stand there naked, empty, and warm 
Pure substance visible without any deceptive form 

I’m starting a fire 
Time will vanish when all calendars have burned 
Leaving us ignorant and unconcerned 
Painted with black soot we will shine brighter 
So, bring what owns you and ready your lighter

© 2019 Laz K.

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Added on September 3, 2019
Last Updated on September 3, 2019
Tags: self, fire, freedom, liberation


Laz K.
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