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Watch the Fire as it Dies

Encapsulated, trapped,
  energy reserves tapped,
   vitality gone, sapped,
    lost, though we penned our own map.

From the wings we watch, raging,
  at the play they are staging,
   we attempt disengaging,
    meanwhile gracelessly aging.

Snow is building on the roof,
  we believe, but have no proof,
   grimly pondering lost youth,
    children deafened to the truth.

Watch the fire as it dies,
  astonishing, how time flies,
   yesterday, sang lullabies,
    tomorrow gone, with a sigh.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 10:16:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your amazing poetry this afternoon Danielle. I hope you will always find the inspiration to continue your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 7:00:00 AM
    wow i really loved this one! it was beautifully written, "at the play we are staging" now i am wondering if you are sugesting in this part that life is theater? you know like it's all a big show we are puting on to take up time as we are "restlessly aging". if so then i LOVE it i have tryed many times to find the perfect way to say that through poetry, and you put it in so perfectly to this work of art you have written!

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 2:00:00 PM
    Excellent write Danielle.. good to see u posting again ..miss u ..hope all is well with your health ...happy holidays.. blessings... luv... Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 2:31:00 AM
    Strange hoe those dying embers lend jj one to contemplation. I enjoyed how you employed this to bring about your thoughts in this creative poem, Danielle.

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 5:54:00 AM
    beautiful poem, enjoyed reading today!

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 2:16:00 PM
    Amen, Danielle ... beautiful write ... so much gone and yet, the sun brings another blue sky day here in the NWest even though its toooooo cold ... smile ...

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 1:14:00 AM
    A sad but very realistic view of our journey through life, Danielle. You have been in my thoughts and I continue to pray you are going to make a full recovery. Feel free to write to me anytime if you'd like to bend an ear -- I'm always here. Wishing you love and happiness, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/5/2009 9:12:00 AM
    Great write, Danielle. It is so sad to watch the fire die! Yet we must not give up hope! Peace and love, Audrey