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Burns Stuck in the throat Choking burns Searing from the inside out Always returning Always churning Swallowing fire Swords with no edge Licking with damage Blackening from the inside A cancerous trap Always made alive Built to take away the pain The flame of fame Burns Something caused this fiery reign A handsome, showy shield With no protection Just an empty mask reflection Leading to the grave Croaking like a frog Hurled in the midst of a sweltering bog Caught in a gulp Inhalation is a war— A war for more! Breathe out Keep swallowing Panic There shines the manic In all its glory Watch as it slowly Burns Words do nothing but feed the fire The fame grows evermore Opinions cry and never tire Gesturing for more Festering for more Burning for more Dying for more

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 12:45:00 PM
    ps... I hope you stop by my last poem..xoox.pd

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 12:41:00 PM
    Laura, ------ ~ Did you really think I'd leave without stopping by to say Good-bye. Never, Muwahahahaha! Why the word alone sounds -forever and difficult. LOL, I love this place and the poets. A couple of soup friends and I are taking a short vacation. REMEMBER! The Best Thing About Leaving is the "RETURN." I will leave in good faith, in hopes you don't forget me, and you are looking forward in having me visit you and your poems in the future. HAHA, I will bring a new me when I return. "I Can't wait to see you again:) If you ever want me to read a certain poem or you wish to say hi... Drop by my E-Mail Address. :) Sincerely yours ~Always & Forever~ The Sweet Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:12:00 AM
    If this is about fame, then I think you are onto something. Especially for the vapid ones. It's got to be like food for those who can never be full. The true look of ones soul would be interesting and your poem describes it as well as I have ever seen. You are remarkable.

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 4:32:00 PM
    "Inhalation is a war", damn. What a powerful & dark piece! I'm all for this!!!

  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:09:00 PM
    .... Always searching .... for something .... or more ... a deep and very well written poem my dear friend Laura. - Proficient as always! - Have a beautiful weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)