Flame

Flame

A Poem by Dark Heart of Winter
"

Love is like a flame... it burns and warms and protects and consumes.

"
I.

I watch you give away your beauty
To filthy thieves that come
and steal it away with lustful eyes
Then trample it to dirt with their mouths
when they cannot own you.

Someone insults your honour
crass b*****d, die with your mouth open!
Only I am allowed to defile your memory
with bitter thoughts
and unspoken words behind my tongue
that melt away under your gaze

Run my nails down the marks others left
Under your soft silk skin
Caressing the one i left to make you mine
More so than all the others.

II.

Flushed and pleading with naked eyes
My heart aches with boiling love
Then you leave again, I'm left alone
With all my doubts and temptations.

My love is like a flame in heat
Burning like a hundred thousand stoves
With passion and longing for you.

But just as fierce is my jealousy
When you call yourself another man's
Then the fire threatens to consume our love
And die to ashes.
But i would never scorch your fragile skin
Even if i must warm your liar's bed

You feed justifications to the roaring blaze
I crackle and spit out angry reminders
Charred remnants of the past you tried to burn.

But bring your enemies near
And i will devour them, melt their bones
With mindless heat of love.

When your cold shadows come to haunt you
I will keep them away
Whilst you sleep under my warmth.

I will keep you warm forever
Though others will leave you cold.
You wander off again
I will wait for you to stumble
Then gather you up again, patiently
A halo of flame

My doubts may smoulder long
But stay, and tend the fire
And they will burn away
Leaving only the pure white flame
Of my love for you.
 

© 2014 Dark Heart of Winter


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Beautiful, warming and yet can also wound and destroy. Love is very much like that and you caught that feeling quite well here. Imagery is a gift for you - keep it, run with it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Dark Heart of Winter

6 Years Ago

Thank you :3
Fantasticly done poem. Bravo.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My doubts may smoulder long
But stay, and tend the fire
And they will burn away
Leaving only the pure white flame
Of my love for you.

Whole read was great, however above lines were marvelous...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dark Heart of Winter

7 Years Ago

Thank you :) i guess the whole poem was kind of leading up to that

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