The Fire



Beyond what all the rest call real
Trust what you know and see and feel
Don’t look around to place the blame
Just look inside and you’ll see the flame

Those glowing embers rising through
The pain you’ve been accustomed to
Find peace in tending the fire’s blaze
And it won’t falter through life’s maze

Find what you need to bring to life
The fire inside will burn the strife
Of living from day to day
And light your path along the way

To yourself always be true
There will never be another you
Don’t be discouraged by what they say
Just light your fire and find your way

Share the light of your own fire
With all that seek to fuel the pyre
So that together you can light
A beacon of hope in the night

About this poem

I originally submitted it to Poetry.com before they killed the servers and lost all the data. It was first published in 2003 and written in 1995

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Written on May 15, 1995

Submitted by brucedculpepper on June 26, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB CCDD EEFF CCFF GGHH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 717
Words 141
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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3 Comments
  • Soulwriter
    I love this. Thanks for sharing on the new platform. It's here to stay :)
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    In life it takes a lot of work to keep the fire going !
    God is my lighter
    But even then
    Someday it will go out !
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • TEJIKOBI
    Excellent
    LikeReply 21 year ago

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