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My Pilot Light

My Pilot Light

In a hidden crevice
between soul and skin,
there is a flicker, 
a tangerine flame
blazing through black abyss;
illuminating infinite veins of strength 
that light like gun powder;
a thousand volts of survival 
searing through my core.	

There is a whisper in that flame,
ripples beyond discernible sound,
that directs me to take solace
in the unwavering knowledge 
that my dreams are already realized,
waiting on life’s top shelf;
I have only to climb up and see
that they were never out of reach,
only temporarily out of sight.

I know this more securely 
than I can be sure of anything else:
love, marriage, children,
are rolls of a roulette dice
that tumble around in a risky blur
chancing to settle on snake eyes,
but desire, aspiration, ambition and execution
are coordinates on my internal map
and I will never lose direction.

Spin all the cobwebs of doubt
that you believe can trap my will,
but what I have you can’t touch
or break, or steal, or burn out;
such is the radiance 
of my inextinguishable flame
burning on a wick of passion,
feeding on a fuel of might, 
and guaranteed to burn the hand 
that comes too close
to touching 
my pilot light.

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  1. Date: 8/25/2010 10:15:00 AM
    Good Read! Great job on that one. I wish I knew more styles than rhyme. I think in's crazy but true...when I'm thinking about poetry.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:36:00 PM
    Congratulations on a well deserved win in the soup contest.

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 12:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win, Charles

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 11:41:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured this week, enjoy the honor and keep writing. Love, always Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 6:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup Contest Krystal. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Krystal. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:38:00 PM
    wowie, zowie, I don't think I have met you here before. but this one blew me away and I had to fav it. A very deserved win. Congratulatiosn for your pilot light. May it burn brightly forever more. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 4:39:00 PM
    PROFOUND, POWERFUL AND UPLIFTING. Congratulations on your BIG WIN, Krystal. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:57:00 PM
    Congratulations Krystal...Excellent write and a great win!!! Enjoy!!! Jeralynn

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 11:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PS Contest, Krystal! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:49:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS on your BIG win in the contest! Peace always, John

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:32:00 AM
    Many congrats on your feature this week. Rgds Jan

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 9:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Krystal. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 2:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 7:27:00 PM
    Krystal -Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Krystal. May you have many more features and may you find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/24/2010 1:09:00 PM
    Wonderfully written with great imagery - many congrats on your feature this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 4:28:00 PM
    Interesting use of imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep that pen flowing. Karen

  1. Date: 4/21/2010 12:09:00 PM
    Powerfull poem, go Stacey Malibu???

  1. Date: 1/8/2010 1:08:00 PM
    The vivid imagery conveys your thoughts in a powerful way. Thought provoking! Thank you for sharing your poem with us and for responding to my blog exercise. Keep your passion alive! Karen