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Fire Of Life

I fan the flames
of life,
oxygenating and
rejuvenating my fire
within.
The more I fan,
the greater the fire
and my whole body
is energized.

I feel a great warmth
and comfort,
fuelling at regular
intervals,
to keep my fire from
burning out and
as it dies down,
I fan it,
yet again.

The fire burning from
my heart within,
is my olympic flame
and shall be kept lit,
until my destiny is
determined.

Of course, I shall not
know or do not know,
when my final destiny,
is to be determined.
Nor do I wish to know
and consider it right
and proper,
to keep my fire of life,
with thoughts of the
here and now,
each day.

So long as I can keep
my fire of life burning,
I shall breathe oxygen
to do this,
until such time my fire
and the flames are
extinguished.

Thus, my destiny will
have been decided
for my self and not I
shall toil the fanning
of my flames or the
fire of my life.
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Submitted by victor_j on October 12, 2012

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Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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