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Below is the poem entitled Snuff Out which was written by poet Heather Ober. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Snuff Out

The days are cool,
The nights are cold.
My laughter fools,
My smile holds

No need, no want, no spark.

The minutes strain, 
The hours bruise.
My memories wane,
My thoughts refuse

To bleed and haunt and mark.

Wake my heart
From its cold slumber.
Count its beats
To bursting number.
Flood my chest
With ghost sensation.
Wipe the dust
From past elation.

Ignite my flame.

The days are warm,
The nights are hot.
My feelings storm,
My stomach knots.

No grief, no ache, no blow.

The minutes bless,
The hours heal.
My hopes caress,
My instincts feel
 
No thief, no snake, no foe.

Cast my heart
In jaded shadows.
Send my trust
To ruthless gallows.
Starve my need
With cruel silence.
Strike my hope
With quiet violence.

Snuff out my flame again.

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Great poem.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 6:08:00 AM
    Came to read your first poem on the soup...its a good one. You've got some really great lines here...you know how to end a poem too...Caleb

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Really good.....why it makes me smile I know not...

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:21:00 PM
    wow, your first poem here and it was featured too. Congratulations for that. It's so nice to have a new SOUPER like you with us.

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 10:34:00 AM
    I enjoyed how you paced this out give such impact of the message from each word and verse.

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Michael!
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Heather. Love, Carol

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Carol :)
  1. Date: 2/20/2012 6:20:00 AM
    Lovely written this poem Heather,enjoy it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/22/2012 6:53:00 AM
    Beaitiful written Heather,the rhymes just flows with me as I read it.Briliant lines here! Take Care,Arild

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're so sweet. Thank you, Arild.
  1. Date: 1/21/2012 10:27:00 AM
    I also welcome you to this poetry site. It is always good to see new talent come here.

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 5/5/2012 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Robert! :)
  1. Date: 1/18/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Oh this is so amazing! Reading the last verse actually gave me chills. I love "Send my trust to ruthless gallows" and "Strike my hope with quiet violence." These lines are brilliant and they really resonate with me. I think you have inspired me to write today too!

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 5:15:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Heather. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    Ober Avatar Heather Ober
    Date: 1/20/2012 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the very warm welcome, Carol :)