Burning House

Burning House

A Poem by Summer Windton
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A poem, on inspirtation from the music video "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem feat. Rihanna

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Burning House

The house is now on fire,
The blazes gettin' high.
I gotta get out,
Before I catch on fire.

I know what caused the fire,
My hestitation, my remorse.
Now I may die in this blaze,
But I prayed for the worse.

I set my own house on fire,
It's been afire for awhile.
And I knew it, but why,
I should've gotten out.

Now the doorway's blocked,
The doorknob's hot.
The windows are boarded,
There's no way out.

He wants me to stay,
I wanna go.
No, he says,
You ain't never gonna go!

He sits at our kitchen table,
The floral design is chipping off.
He lights a cigarette, closes his eyes,
He's probably praying, I guess.

I sit in the living room,
The fire's seeping through the walls.
The heat is reaching me,
I feel it through my bones.

I look over at him, 
Taking another puff.
I wanna slap the crap outta him,
But I better not; he's on that stuff.

I hear my screams as the fire engulfs me,
I can hardly breathe.
I know I will never survive this,
Another day I'll never see.

As I burn, I know I'm dying
As he watches from the other room.
My last look at him as I saw he was leaving through the window,
Saving himself and leaving me to face my doom.

I should've left this burning house,
Stupid girl I was to ignore my strife,
But I had to please him, do what he wanted,
Now I'm done with my life.
 

© 2011 Summer Windton


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Sad when a young person feels powerless and weak...we older folks need to empower the younger (I'm fifty, not exactly ancient but getting there lol) but youth has the advantage of time. Get out of the burning house while there's still time is what I'm trying to say...you can do it...just put your heart and mind to it and don't let anyone or anything stand in your way. Your life depends on it and your future. A lot of folks want to know the meaning of life. Here it is. It is the meaning that YOU give it! So go out there and give your life meaning! You can make a difference no matter what anyone says to the contrary.

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Sad when a young person feels powerless and weak...we older folks need to empower the younger (I'm fifty, not exactly ancient but getting there lol) but youth has the advantage of time. Get out of the burning house while there's still time is what I'm trying to say...you can do it...just put your heart and mind to it and don't let anyone or anything stand in your way. Your life depends on it and your future. A lot of folks want to know the meaning of life. Here it is. It is the meaning that YOU give it! So go out there and give your life meaning! You can make a difference no matter what anyone says to the contrary.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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I'm like the wind. I come and go. Born of the wind, and I will go back, with the wind. Some write for fortune, some for fame. Some because of grief or envy. I write because it was my destiny. .. more..

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