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Poem: Keeping The Flame

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"What About Now" by Daughtry

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Keeping the Flame

They scars one another's heart
but the flame of their love
burns out of control.

A feeling neither wants to extinguish,
they connect on a higher level,
sparking embers
to keep the fire burning.

Discovering new ways
to journey this path,
keeping their passion from burning out.

Keep a little

Fire burning;

However small

However hidden

— Cormac McCarthy

"Battleships" by Daughtry

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Sometimes passion burns

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 08, 2021:

Keep the fire burning

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2020:

Manatita44,

Lol! Glad I painted a picture for you with my words.

Have great day!

Thank you.

manatita44 from london on January 03, 2020:

Passion indeed! Lots of it! Talk about 'scars' on hearts. A vivid picture Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2020:

Thank you, Ms. Dora.

Your comments make me smile.

I hope this new year brings you lots of happiness!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 02, 2020:

This is definitely love at at the deepest level. Unique and powerful!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2020:

Nell,

I have never heard of running the gauntlet when it comes to love or passion.

I guess it could be a form of punishment when it puts havoc on your life.

I have always heard people say they are tired of being in a Rat Race.

Glad you are past that phase either way.

Thanks for reading. Delighted you love it.

Nell Rose from England on January 02, 2020:

Love causes so many emotions, it's called running the gauntlet, isn't it? I am glad I am past that phase, lol! loved your poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

Clive,

You got that right!

I hope your New Year is grand.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

Ruby,

So glad you liked this one!

I hope the New Year is treating you right.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on January 01, 2020:

Love is simple Brenda, should never be difficult. Difficulty in love only causes heart pain and mind aches.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 01, 2020:

May that flame never burn out....Beautiful!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

Donna,

Thank you for such a kind compliment.

Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

John,

Thanks for reading my work.

Yep...gotta keep the flames hot if you can.

Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:

Thank you Lorna.

I hope your New Year is a Happy One!

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on January 01, 2020:

Excellent poem, Brenda. All your poems are filled with passion and strength! Awesome work!

Happy New Year!

Donna Rayne

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 01, 2020:

Gotta keep stoking those embers so the flame never goes out. Pretty intense heat there though by the sound of it. Good poem, Brenda.

Lorna Lamon on January 01, 2020:

That eternal flame of love which never quite goes out. As always I love your poems Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 31, 2019:

Awe...Clive.

If only it were just that simple.

Passions are burning though.

Happy New Year!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on December 31, 2019:

Is Brenda Arledge in Love? Or is she in Loooovve?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 31, 2019:

Bill...

Lol!

Hope your New Year is a Happy One!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 31, 2019:

Happy New Year to you and your flame and your passions!

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