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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.

For John Heck's contest: Love - It Heals & It Hurts

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  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

  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

  1. Date: 5/8/2015 6:24:00 PM
    YOU GO ANDREA!..Top 100 Poems of All Time ....WOW..... YOU GO GIRL...A BIG NUMBER ONE FROM YOU WON! So Proud of you!

  1. Date: 5/2/2015 7:21:00 PM
    Beautiful a 7 :~)

  1. Date: 4/30/2015 2:50:00 AM
    Simply amazing

  1. Date: 4/28/2015 8:47:00 PM
    This is beautiful. A tale of love won then lost... the imagery and analogies are incredibly done. ...walkin' on sunshine...Rochelle

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 1:09:00 AM
    Amazing beautiful. A favourite.

  1. Date: 4/24/2015 9:41:00 AM
    Wonderful, great job!

  1. Date: 4/21/2015 10:01:00 AM
    captavating poem . Just beautiful

  1. Date: 4/9/2015 9:12:00 PM
    A beautifully written poem.I enjoy everything you write ....a pleasure to read indeed.

  1. Date: 4/8/2015 11:24:00 PM
    Spontaneous, lucid and beautifully rhymed. This is how heart must speak. :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2015 7:29:00 AM
    Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Beautiful and perfect in every way! You've outdone yourself on this one, Andrea! By the way, I am in Utah now (Zion Nat'l Park). No way you live anywhere close by, is there? Just thought I'd check. (Can't figure out how to Soupmail from my phone - sorry!)

  1. Date: 4/7/2015 10:16:00 AM
    Incredible. I am in love with this... There is so much feeling in this and also very relatable.

  1. Date: 3/28/2015 5:26:00 PM
    I really like this win, thank you for reading my Echos of A Coyote's Heart. Have a fab day ;)

  1. Date: 3/25/2015 6:09:00 AM
    an emphatic