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Let It Burn

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Below is the poem entitled Let It Burn which was written by poet Jarid Miller. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Let It Burn

That day you plugged in an iron. Taking it towards 
me you turned. Flashbacks come to mind. It was I 
you did burn. 

I try to destroy the memories, but it's there at 
every turn. One day I'll set it ablaze. One sweet 
day I'll let it burn. 

Daddy, why did you do that? Your child you do not 
love. So worthless you make me feel. Am I your flesh 
and blood? 

You constantly put me down. My world you've completely 
torn. So cold you are to say to me, "I wish you were never 
born." 

After beating me half to death you say, "Whatever it is 
you do; if you report me to anyone that'll be the day 
that I'll kill you." 

A cold hearted man you are. It's my hurt you constantly 
seek. Seeds of destruction you sow. Eternal damnation 
you shall reap. 

You laugh in my face when I tell you that I hurt. To the 
ground you often toss me. In my face you do kick dirt. 

Look at the bruises you've caused! I can't even count the 
broken bones. I'm afraid to look at you; I dread each moment 
when you're home. 

I try to destroy the memories, but it's there at every 
turn. One day I'll set it ablaze. One sweet day I'll let 
it burn. 

Something I did learn, for this here has made me meek. 
Never treat my child the way that you've treated me. 

Go ahead and laugh now. Enjoy it now while you can. 
You're nothing but a fool. Not even close to being a man. 

I no longer call you my father. A fatherless child is who 
I am. As you don't care for me, for you no longer I give 
a damn. 

Your hateful words mean nothing now. Here, try to rip me 
apart. No longer do you affect me. For you, no longer I 
have a heart. 

Like trash I throw you away. No longer there at every turn. 
Ablaze I set your memories. I walk away and let it burn. 
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This hasn't happened to me, but it happens to children daily.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2010 12:53:00 AM
    This reminds me of the book I read called "a child called 'it'". It seems like you empathise every child's pain and anger through this poem. You're a brilliant poet, believe in yourself. Every word you write is brilliant. I'm an avid fan! :) Lizann

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 6:57:00 PM
    i love it awhole lot, this poem damn near made me cry. keep writing beacause this mean alot. For the kids that can't speak for themsel.f