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Below is the poem entitled Combustible which was written by poet Sandra Adams. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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it's more than an obsession
with words;
i wouldn't go as far as calling it
it's something more.

this writer's fingers
bite down on something,
tightly clenched,
feeding off of thoughts
while the wrists
bend and twist
to the rhythm,
bleeding words
like splatters of blood
on walls
or pages.

this writer's mind
twists,then  turns
through memories
of past,
lost at daybreak
and found
on night's doorstep,
only to open the door
towards something more
than bargained for.

this writer's heart
and soul
ignite, then explode,
like july's sky,
a few intense moments
of excitement
that submit
then surrender
to total darkness.

it's the death
of one thought
or more,
on how intense
and colorful
the grand finale became.

it's an autumn mourning
not a morning risen,
this viewing
displayed before opened eyes
as the writer closes their own.

would you call that poetry?

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  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:53:00 PM
    Indeed I would call that poetry. This is awesome!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:23:00 PM
    This poem really got under my skin. Awesome one! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Yes, I would call it poetry, and as you stated in the first verse, 'it's something more'...very true!...So glad to have run across your poetry, Sandra and I look forward to reading more - Tim

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 6:24:00 AM
    I am stopping back to see if you have added any new poems to your list. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry with the world Sandra. You have taken a big step here and I wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. I will check back again another day. Love, Carol