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Cinder Girl

An ember sparked will softly glow,
and fed by fuel, will grow and grow.
I once was cinder, sparked by you,
first timid. . . till the flames then grew.

And so our start was touch of dawn,
with amber hue, for I was drawn
to eyes so welcoming and warm
I never guessed you’d do me harm.

Like morning glory, love in June
the rapture of mid-afternoon,
romance of which the ancients wrote,
our passion had no antidote.

And with the dusk, though scarlet tinged,
our love began to come unhinged,
for clouds arrived, which filled your eyes,
extinguishing bright twilight skies.

With cold of night came shadows’ pall,
and I could not tear down your wall.
By midnight’s hour, the fire was dead.
Mere ashes smoldered in its stead.

You left, and should you reappear,
I’ve vowed to shun you.  Now I fear
the very thing for which I yearn -
one touch. . . and then again - to burn.

Written by Andrea Dietrich 
Published 2007 in "Dancing the Unicorn: Lyrical Blooms 2"

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 8/30/2015 3:01:00 PM
    Andrea, I agree with Jan this is truly a masterpiece. Congratulations on your win:-)Alexis

  1. Date: 8/30/2015 10:35:00 AM
    Andrea this truly is a masterpiece no wonder people want to claim it for themselves! many congrats into fave :-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 8/30/2015 7:13:00 AM
    I just can't even, if I could ever make something this beautiful I think my life would be complete. I cannot express how this poem makes me feel. Definitely my favourite poem ever.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 8/30/2015 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much, John Appleseed. Recently it was drawn to my attention to google my own poem's first line. I saw that many poets were posting it at their own websites and claiming it to be theirs. this really makes me sick. Where do they get off doing this?? And they are stealing the poems of many other soupers!! I sure hope none of these thieves is able to profit monetarily from all this.
  1. Date: 8/17/2015 4:30:00 AM
    Very lovely and moving x

  1. Date: 8/11/2015 7:06:00 PM
    very nice - clear and flows really well. love it.

  1. Date: 7/13/2015 4:22:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea on your Number One top poem (among one hundred of all times)....That is indeed something to be extremely proud of! I'm proud enough for both of us! CHEERS...

  1. Date: 6/29/2015 10:23:00 AM
    Top 100 huh...and you're number "won"...Lets see how do I say Congratulations....uh....WHOOPEE....

  1. Date: 6/20/2015 11:46:00 PM
    Wow! No doubt well deserving of your rank. I as many have lived your verse. I prayed countless times for the wisdom to discern betwixt good and evil. Through the light in ones eyes, dark light emulates good light so deceptively well. The eyes, yes, you speak of the eyes. So awesome :), jill

  1. Date: 6/19/2015 1:05:00 AM
    Andrea The passion of love so beautifully expressed Yearning to burn like a moth attracted to a flame Burn to ashes and live to burn Wonderful I am a fan God bless

  1. Date: 6/16/2015 11:06:00 PM
    Wow...Andrea .you are so precious par excellence..You have a midas touch..gift of grab..poet laureate.. I m proud of you.. at least occasionally visit me... CONGRATS..!! LOL..!!!

  1. Date: 6/3/2015 10:41:00 PM
    Andrea, I'm quite certain I have commented before about this fabulous poem. Never mind. I just read it again, and I find that whatever praise I gave the first time needs to be quadrupled. It is a work of soaring majesty . . . stunningly beautiful. Bravo and a standing ovation.

  1. Date: 6/3/2015 1:04:00 PM
    Awesome! I was speechless...to my favs! PS. eerie how we used same two words for lost love.

  1. Date: 6/2/2015 7:07:00 PM
    Wow,just, wow, no words,i thought only that they had something,but, such a sad ending to thier love, quite a twist. but as you say "Love - It Heals & It Hurts"

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 9:30:00 PM
    love the emotions shared in this poem

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 5:47:00 AM
    My word....this is pure word genius. I can feel the love, then pain, then fear because you still feel the love ...really deep!

  1. Date: 5/18/2015 4:04:00 PM
    nice poem of love and loss... and yearning

  1. Date: 5/18/2015 10:10:00 AM
    A tremendous write!

  1. Date: 5/18/2015 8:51:00 AM
    Unparalleled

  1. Date: 5/17/2015 10:32:00 PM
    Reading this again. I can see why this took the top spot of all the best poems. Amazingly awesome. Such a pleasure to read your poems.

  1. Date: 5/8/2015 10:42:00 PM
    <3

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