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I Burn

Do you remember that final night?
The room was dim yet the flames were bright.
Heart wide open, nerves coiled tight,
My voice shook with the firelight  
That moved in waves with easy grace,
A silent song across your face.
The light transformed our secret place - 
A sunset on our last embrace.
We said goodbye even as we yearned
For another day, for another word.
Even now, I grieve - even now, I burn.
How could I know you'd not return? 
Our place is clothed in settled dust. 
The cruel world has been unjust.    
In dreams I live, in faith I trust,
And I'll remember for both of us.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Heather...going straight to my favorites! You are amazing! I love the romance dancing in the flames of this piece! Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 6:18:00 AM
    This was exceptional, Heather. As I was browsing through members works, I literally stumbled across this, and I'm so glad I did. Wow! A very torrid, tumultuous write on lost love and the heart-break and sadness which follows. Brilliant! Cheers, Stacy

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:38:00 AM good girl. This is killer!

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
    a nice win, SKAT

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 7:32:00 PM

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 11:54:00 PM
    I've read this poem one more time Heather and one line stood out to me. "Our placed is clothed in settled dust". It's one of those profound lines that finds its way into an otherwise mediocre poem. I'm glad I read it a second time or I would have missed that gem. Thanks for the thought. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 11:22:00 PM
    That was a very lilting poem. Well written and enjoyable to read. I chose it because I enjoy rhyme and you did it very well. Goog job Heather. Rockman

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 12:01:00 PM
    A bit misty-eyed here, Heather...I could be wrong but it reads like your soul-mate is no longer on this earth (physically)...whether I'm right or wrong, I gotta are some kind of talented poet... Congratulations, of course - Tim

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:33:00 AM
    beautiful poem :)))..a lovely way with words:))

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:33:00 PM
    Great poem! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Terrific write Heather! Memories made but never forgotten. Congrats on your win! Hugs

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 6:25:00 AM
    Belated congrats Heather luv sorry about that xx

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:53:00 AM
    congrats on your win Heather.....

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 1:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on this great write....

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Much congrats! Stunning poem, Heather!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:57:00 PM
    wow, heather, what a poem! Excellent, and congrats.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:18:00 PM
    Very Good. Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Lovely poem Heather....Seren

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:19:00 PM
    A real steamy write. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 4:35:00 PM
    This is so lovely yet sad....just a beautiful poem Heather!! I'm so honored to share this spot with you!! Congratulations!