Passion

Passion

A Poem by ewest1220
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"But for me this painting will never be..."

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Passion

By: Ethan West


Passion is a maddening creed

It burns like fire

And sews the seed

Like water gives life

And erodes you away


Passion is a grave

Where, in death, means naught

Like a cat’s clever gaze

Mirrors its twisted plot

Passion buried in its eyes


Passion is like hatred

If hatred could be love

When for love’s sake we dread

The soft coo of a dove

Passion for passion’s sake be damned


Passion is the life of the earth

In bitter malice, kindness and trust

A blank canvass

That takes everything of me

And paints it away for all to see

But for me this painting will never be

© 2013 ewest1220


Author's Note

ewest1220
This is one of an additional 3 poems from my book that I'm releasing exclusively to the writerscafe community. Thank you guys so much for all your support and enjoy these three poems! This one is one of my first poems actually. It dates back to the same era of Moonlight Dance where I was still really learning where my motivation was. I hope you enjoy it! Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Pax
Passion is a maddening creed
Passion is a grave
Passion is like hatred
Passion is the life of the earth
~ i find those lines are the heart of the poem. Passion can be taken in a good way or in a bad way... either way you must find your balance. Like i said before there is a find lining between everything.. the key ingredient to equilibrium.
a bit Dark in a well expressed imagery, Excellent as always...
Passion for passion’s sake be damned ~ so amazingly expressed :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

7 Years Ago

Thanks Pax! I'm really thrilled you enjoyed my work!



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The first stanza was exceptional and straight away we knew we were in for a treat. It's obvious from the early stuff that there are great things to come for you as a poet. Great as always.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I find this poem and intensive definition of passion.

Posted 6 Years Ago


now that's an impeccable interpretation...it's brilliantly written and expressed ...you always do this .i don't have to mention it again and again...but still can't help myself!!!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


This was exceptional. The words on passion are truly wise. I think most people do not have a full grasp on the word and it gets tossed around casually a lot. I like that you penned the perfect piece for the topic.

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is the first poem I've read of yours and I'm quite impressed, definitely looking forward to the others! I enjoyed this one very much. It was very well written with great imagery. Passion ignites, it is the center of everything, good and bad, but we must all find balance. Great write, thanks for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I hope since you wrote this you found out what true passion is..if you haven't..poor you..Are you as young as your picture looks? Valentine

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

4 Years Ago

Well, not anymore :) I just got around to answering the comments on some of my older works. Two yea.. read more
After reading this, Passion has a new definition. It almost sounds evil

"Passion is the life of the earth

In bitter malice, kindness and trust

A blank canvass

That takes everything of me"

but then again...Passion is a pretty powerful emotion. It drives us bat crazy in love...or it can drive us insane. Beautiful analogies...I really enjoyed this poem.


Posted 7 Years Ago


It's great.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

7 Years Ago

Thanks ^_^
I think that this is a great poem, your writing is excellent, very well done

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

7 Years Ago

Thanks I'm really glad you liked it!
"Passion is a maddening creed" pulls you right in...Passion is all consuming if your not careful it threatens to burn you from the inside out, it can make you lose your mind, possibly even your soul...One of my favorite subjects.Great illustration on the subject!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ewest1220

7 Years Ago

Wow I'm really thrilled you enjoyed my work! Thank you for your detailed insight :)
Bats In The Belfry

7 Years Ago

I'm really thrilled that you are really thrilled...lol...your welcome and any time!

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