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A Flame Once Burned

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A Flame Once Burned

A Flame Once Burned

The new girl gathered her books as the class bell did ring
That’s when I noticed my heart’s spark began to fling
I followed her to physical Ed
I wanted to say hi but my boldness fled
Shafted by my own lack in doubting
Afraid her truth sparks would be most disheartening 
Next to the fire extinguisher the cafeteria door I did wait
Fueling flame of passion my thoughts which did innovate
I spied her and lingered the more inflamed
But the bow’s arm she tightly did clang
Sadly diminished my heart’s heaping flame
I stood at the door as she and he did pass
This flame which once burned seemingly did not last
Sadden and chard what had flamed so brightly
I bowed my head to walk away drably
But oh, I now gaze upon a most delightful redhead
Perhaps the flame again for her could instead

By Mark A. Goodson
12/3/12

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:43:00 AM
    The shyness of youth revealed, nicely done Mark, blessings,Carl

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:22:00 PM
    Great... we've all been there, my friend! Memories... some good, some we've like to forget! Cheers, Jack