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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: July 13, 2019      Views: 33

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Writing has always been my go-to when I have emotions or ideas I need to let out. When I was about 6 or 7, I would take about 30 pages from the printer, staple them together, write on 3 of them, then take 30 more pages and start a different story. So - more...

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Spectator and Flame
"Flicker" by Sophia Delgado

I gaze into the fire, a gentle light and warmth

Does anyone notice how beautifully the flames frolic 

Trapped in their glowing embers, they writhe, reaching for the sky

They will never find escape, though they try so desperately

The bold palette of a rising sun captured in their tendrils as they dance

Do they dance for me, or dance in their misery?


We leap and thrash as one, yet we never asked for this turn of fate

We long to be the ashes, for at least they fly free

We only linger in the embers as our once-magnificent light fades away

I long for you to hold me, and to take me from this scalding place

But we all know how it ends--I burned you once


Never again

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