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Burning Embers

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Burning Embers

Always we’d break up. We’d get back together, passion-thirsting in hot summer’s weather. We’d quench our desires from love’s brimming cup. We’d get back together; always we’d break up. Not long would it last, and around the fall, you would disappear. Then would come the pall smothering my joy, summer gone so fast. And around the fall, not long would it last! No matter where you went, I still harbored hope that you would return. That was how I’d cope. Through fall’s chill and bitter disappointment I still harbored hope no matter where you went. A fire still lingered there, deep inside my soul, and over it, my heart had no control. One thought of you, I’d feel it start to flare deep inside my soul! A fire still lingered there. A new year would come in gloomy autumn’s wake. A vow to never take you back I’d make! But after winter came the spring, you, and sun! In autumn’s gloomy wake, a new year would come. Oh, those burning embers - when you would return, for my resolve would melt; by June, I’d burn! How quickly I’d forget my sad Novembers when you would return. Oh, those burning embers! By Andrea Dietrich, another swap quatrain written 2/15/13 for the Burning Embers Contest of Gail Angel Doyle

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  1. Date: 3/13/2013 12:19:00 AM
    I really like how your poetry never feels centered around rhyming words, they never feel forced purely for the sake of it. And you can tell because of the way you continue the sentence onto the next line. You took me through the months and seasons with ease, all leading up to that extremely passionate last stanza. Just beautiful!

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:28:00 PM
    I had a relationship like that as a teen...live and learn. Wonderfully passionate write Andrea! Hugs

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:34:00 AM
    WOW love this romantic tale of love and heartbreak and love. An awesome write. I am such a romantic at heart and love this type of poem. Well done. love phyl

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:13:00 AM
    i love this

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:24:00 PM
    love this gem, my friend - hope it will be a big winner

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:00:00 PM
    What! Do you run a poetry factory? Very nice! "No matter where you went, I still harbored hope""When you would return, my resolve would melt" Love supreme!!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Beaytifully penned on embers,Andrea.Congratulations on your big win!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:51:00 AM
    Excellent here Andrea! big congrats and so glad to share the spot with you.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 3:41:00 AM
    Oh, those burning embers indeed!...Gotta study this swap thing you got here...congrats my friend and I was absolutely floored that you took the time to go over my early poems!... Nice to have an outside and expert opinion...

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Hi what a lovely write and up to your usual standard Andy, excellent, well deserving of a top spot..xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Very passionate and apt for the contest. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:10:00 PM
    wonderful write and win ....congrats

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Congratulations....great one....

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, congratulations! in Gail's "Burning Embers " contest.. a delightful burring poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:07:00 PM
    I like the form of this poem, also like the poems content. Embers that still simmer in the ashes... Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 10:16:00 AM
    This is another stunning write of yours my dear Andrea! I love it and the form. I never tried this form yet but I think it's more difficult/complicated than quintain. Am I right? You're really very creative! This is again a winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing and good luck always! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Well, this is awesome,,,, is it true ;} thank you for reading I call her name" he always said I saved him,, when he felt me close to him. I hope you win with this one ;}

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 8:32:00 AM
    I can see how you have swapped the phrases now. Thanks for pointing that out to a slow learner. Must take a lot of concentration, or some really good phrases.

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 9:18:00 AM
    Ah yes, the summer phantom. Great idea. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Yo Babe!! This is what it's about--don't know about others, but it takes me back to those somewhat disconnected yet----I remember a crush I had on a gal named Candy Carter, and like you it was a youthful summer love----the stories I could tell you----but then---I'm not sure because your imagination invents---such perfectly wonderful thoughts--bravo!

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