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If your love were a flame
I'd allow it to blaze through me
and singe the edges of my heart
with it's sweltering fierceness

but your admiration
is a thick-headed icicle
shaped to weather any firestorm
ignited by adoring hands

how gelid it is
to be loved by a man
frozen with incompetence,
too cool to burn 

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  1. Date: 7/25/2008 4:57:00 PM
    This does not sound like the right man for you. An incredible put down, is what I might say. Extremely well written. And a terrible shame. So sorry. So powerful with your words. Love, Shar