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Cinder Girl

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Cinder Girl

An ember sparked will softly glow,
and fed by fuel, will grow and grow.
I once was cinder, sparked by you,
first timid. . . till the flames then grew.

And so our start was touch of dawn,
with amber hue, for I was drawn
to eyes so welcoming and warm
I never guessed you’d do me harm.

Like morning glory, love in June
the rapture of mid-afternoon,
romance of which the ancients wrote,
our passion had no antidote.

And with the dusk, though scarlet tinged,
our love began to come unhinged,
for clouds arrived, which filled your eyes,
extinguishing bright twilight skies.

With cold of night came shadows’ pall,
and I could not tear down your wall.
By midnight’s hour, the fire was dead.
Mere ashes smoldered in its stead.

You left, and should you reappear,
I’ve vowed to shun you.  Now I fear
the very thing for which I yearn -
one touch. . . and then again - to burn.

For John Heck's contest: Love - It Heals & It Hurts

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  1. Date: 9/23/2014 7:11:00 AM
    this is brilliant.

  1. Date: 9/21/2014 9:27:00 PM
    Back at the top! Horray! 7rating to help keep it flying high!

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 2:45:00 AM
    Absolutely beautifully realized composition from a gifted writer. I felt I must read it twice, save and read again. Bravo, Andrea...Your PS friend,...Gene

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:32:00 AM
    I adore this piece! Thank you for sharing, i feel like my past abuse fits in here so well. Connected beautifully.

  1. Date: 7/8/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Keep coming back to this.

  1. Date: 7/7/2014 2:10:00 PM
    A very well written poem. Perfect rhyme and meter. The imagery is quite vivid as well. The only critique I have is your use of the word "and" to start several of your lines. If you'd replace it with a more vivid words like then,now or so I think it would be even better but that's just my opinion.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 7/7/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, Charles, never even thought of that before.
  1. Date: 6/27/2014 10:24:00 PM
    Girl ,girl, girl this is a damn fine write!!! I simply have to add this to my fav's Thanks!!!!

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 6:15:00 AM
    The complete history of a relationship - in such few, eloquent words, Andrea. My goodness ... what a talented write! Jack C

  1. Date: 6/1/2014 5:22:00 PM
    Nice poem . Your passion has no antidote , wow . It is a nice love poem . Good expressions . Keep it up .

  1. Date: 5/28/2014 1:02:00 AM
    Was going thru your " best " poems. Love, love, love, this Andrea ;) did you win with it ;) faves !

  1. Date: 5/9/2014 3:20:00 AM
    I always knew you are a poet to note Andrea but this is superlative what depths of feeling come from your words this is a must have for my favourites You have gladdened my heart yet also wrenched it as you weave your words you must get this published ty so much for enjoying my mood ode hugs 100 if only I could

  1. Date: 5/2/2014 5:36:00 PM
    Faving, trying to get this one back to the top 100 of all time. 7777

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 5:49:00 PM
    Still a beautiful poem. Soup.

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:37:00 PM
    Nice and lovely piece, Andrea.This is a master piece.Congrats .!

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 1:42:00 PM
    I like poems with perfect metrical form, and if possible, appropriate rhyme. That's why this fine poem by Andrea Dietrich satisfies me. I am happy to know that it satisfied many others too. Form is important in poetry, very important. Actually it is the perfection in form and the richness in musical content that passes a poem though time and makes it living and available to coming generations for their sincere enjoyment. My compliments to dear poetess.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 6:33:00 PM
    "Cinder Girl" ...I love that Wonderful poetry

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 4:05:00 AM
    There is a way you curve your words that makes you distinct.. I treasure and envy your skill

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Exclelent!! ?an I try to sing this verse?

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Hi to you Andrea..' I came across the 100 best poems list and saw this made no1..' Great images and discriptive content in this; I believe i have commented on this before; it well deserves its spot..!

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 9/9/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much, Joe.
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Excellent words! Love the message...

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