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Passion Unfurled

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood

Passion is a strong driving force.

Passion is a strong driving force.

She is surrounded by the fires of spite,

Laying lonely and cold in the dead of night.

Which side to choose, which side is right,

Which will hold her and hear her plight?

Calling to a God who lets her cry,

Watching each tear fall from her eye.

For she is of those prophesied to die,

An end never comes though preached to be nigh.

So she finds warmth in another’s embrace,

His arms, his hands, his chest, and his face.

Free from the scorn and a wonderful place,

Love and acceptance stain, leaving their trace.

Upon her heart his fingerprints stayed,

And in his presence her love was laid.

To one another they worshiped and prayed,

In the fields of love they eternally played.

They looked onward as the world burned,

Through the ages, clock hands turned.

Holding their love tight while aspirations churned,

Every scornful word served as a lesson learned.

They grew old in a godless world,

By the fuel of love their life twirled.

Girl for a boy and boy for a girl,

Laying upon sheets of passion unfurled.

No Social Commentary

I always feel the need to speak on my poems, as if the meaning I apply to it matters in any sense outside of my own perception. So this time, I offer no social commentary on it. Instead, I hope that anyone who reads it finds some comforting meaning; even if that meaning is completely contrary to my own interpretations of abstract reality.

Let your passions dictate your actions, and drive us ever-onward on this path of life!


Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 30, 2020:

What a true sentiment that is, Dora, and it is so important to hold on to that inner strength despite the evil of the outside world trying to diminish it.

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 30, 2020:

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the poem, Anupam, and I appreciate the compliment!

Thanks for reading!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 30, 2020:

Alone together, in the passion of love, their lives endured. The beauty inside is more powerful than the evil outside.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 30, 2020:

Wonderful poem filled with love in the world surrounded by darkness, as your words say "they grew old in the godless world". Loved the sentiments expressed here with a proper rhyme and rhythm.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 27, 2020:

Ruby, don't place value on the, "godless world," sentiment. That is an onion of a phrase that I add in to spark spite, or conversely to let those who disagree with the colloquial definitions of God a sense of not being alone. For me, God is the love and passion we share with those around us rather than a deity; and a layer to that onion is saying I see a lack of love and passion for one another in the world. Essentially, I see it as a meaningful, meaningless phrase of duality.

Keep being that love and passion we are so lacking in our world, because I know you are one of the few to cherish the sentiments deeply!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 27, 2020:

This is very deep, a Godless world, and two people watch the world burn and still they have passion to love. I am sitting here thinking how can that possibly be? Yet the romantic side of me wants to believe love is given in any kind of environment. Your poetry is always thought provoking and leaves the reader pondering.

Danny from India on June 27, 2020:

Thanks Kyler for your comments.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 27, 2020:

Such a true and heartfelt sentiment, Danny, and I hope you continue to strive to be the passion so direly lacking in this world!

Thanks for reading!

Danny from India on June 27, 2020:

Passion & hope is the fire that keeps us going. Without them, life is not worth a journey.

It is passion that creates splendid innovations, propels athletes to break records, delivers gravity-defying acts.

Building passion and keeping hopes is what most needed in these times.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 27, 2020:

@MG: Togetherness, a concept my country seems to have forgotten under this two-party system. I look to other countries and see a deep seated unity on cultural value, while all I see here is dissociation from culture while preaching multiculturalism. So many of us yearning for unity and togetherness here in the US, but only being able to find it in singular individuals.

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 27, 2020:

@Lorna: May we all find that enduring love within our lives, no matter the shape and form!

Thanks for reading!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 27, 2020:

It's a nice poem.Togetherness solves many problems

Lorna Lamon on June 26, 2020:

There is a sense of deep yearning within these lines. There are some things that we cannot change, however, it is the things that do not change such as enduring love that keeps us moving forward. As always your poetry touches on the realities of life. Heartfelt and poignant.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 26, 2020:

Absolutely, there is nothing that can match up to drowning out the world by immersing in the passion and love of another being.

Thanks for reading!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 26, 2020:

Kyler it doesn’t matter what is happening in this “Godless World” if we have a true love and burning desire for another (And they have it in return) we can block out the bad things going on around us. Interesting and well-written poem.

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 26, 2020:

@Samantha: A new face graces my poetry with their compliments. I'm delighted to hear you love this.

Don't be a stranger, thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on June 26, 2020:

@Ann: I'm very happy to hear you found this both interesting and powerful. It was written from a sad place, one of yearning, and perhaps a bit of nostalgia.

Always nice to see you in the comments!

Samantha Stoerkel from Miami on June 26, 2020:

I love this!!

Ann Carr from SW England on June 26, 2020:

Interesting and powerful. Lots of think about. All depends on the road one takes!


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