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Building a fire

Building a fire 

Had a smirk of sorrowful clarity 
Someone dancing on my grave.
And a artist 
The night was gathering materials.
 Knowing  ambition for pleasure
Would never fill the pit.
The night called for a burn
All the grasped boxes of blankets
Nostalgic wood, Rhapsodies of a ratt-packen
Journals, binders, scraps of thoughts
Nick-knack volumes of prophets
Overdosing on written salvation
Hoping for a instance coffee relief
A always, never the fallow-through
More is pilled, the mix of kindling
Dirty-bits, and old yearnings 
A stone from a beach, of first love
Scrapbooks of holding mortality
Porn mags, and bed follies pics
A secrete place a catholic boy goes
My heap inter-mixed with nature
All of it dead, until  the match
Erupts a fire enjoying feeding
Impermanence is really scarred 
So is observing the flame
Hypnotic destruction is fire at night 
Eyes dance to flares refection
Chaotic colors of visible heat
A calm abiding trance
Warm glowed my garments
In ambers consuming to ash

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  1. Date: 8/26/2010 10:04:00 PM
    congratulations on both being featured and on winning in the contest! Way to go. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/26/2010 8:19:00 AM
    good day Johnathon, congratulation for having your poem featured this week . It is an awesome poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/26/2010 8:15:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Johnathon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 5:58:00 AM
    congrats on the featured poem this week! well written...

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Johnathon in Deborah Guzzi's contest "Free Verse Jewels of the Crown". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 3:21:00 PM
    Well done, Johnathon! Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/21/2010 5:45:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Johnathon

  1. Date: 8/21/2010 7:14:00 AM
    Congrats Jonathan on your winning poem in Debbie's contest with this brilliant write.. enjoy ..ciao..luv..

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 12:50:00 PM
    Pet peeve #1 ..don't use "I" who else would it be?..well other than that I'd say it's damn near perfect free verse enter it in my contest. The last line is not needed. The reader assumes this. Light & Love and welcome home

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 9:12:00 AM
    What a wonderful day to be reading poetry of others. I am so happy your poetry is among those I am reading this morning Johnathon. I wish you as I wish all my fellow poets the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. It is a pleasure to me to read my fellow poets poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 4:12:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write

  1. Date: 8/17/2010 7:13:00 PM
    Very vivid write. Enjoyed the read.