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a flame once burned

lingering embers lay smoldering out
fingers searching through ashes
rearranging, but always in doubt
to find all of the matches
re-piece all that matters

the dull glow lingers, hanging around
forcing my hands to shake
scattering remnants, moving about
escaping my baleful gaze
forever til the end of days

the lovely burn, or what so was thought
has drained me of all my ways
forever in flee, but finally caught
shes caught me, and so i'll stay
never to go away

rekindling a fire, set it ablaze
see how long its tongues last
no, not yet, I'm not ashamed
the warnings shall never pass
our love has shaped the glass

let sands pour, sinking in time
extinguishing all the fire
a grain for each second that i'm,
slowly becoming the liar
slowly becoming so tired

and once more the flames have gone
forever to never be anew
the future in the smoke has shown
of eyes so coldly blue
forever without you..



Christopher R. Pitts
12/1/12


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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 3:26:00 PM
    A fine introduction for me to a fine writer! Congrad's on your win. Happy hoildays. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Christopher, Congratulations with your awesome win in the "A Flame Once Burned " contest... always~PD

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win... I consider it an honor to be named a co-winner. This is definitely something I will treasure. ... Jake

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Congratulations Christopher...Seren

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Big congratulations Christopher, and I am happy to share a spot with you xx