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Fire in the Blood

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Fire in the Blood

           Fire in the Blood

How we love your warming glow 
Yet know that we must fear you so
For you would set our hearts ablaze
With your subtle creeping ways

The warming glow the heart desires
Not roaring anger of your fires
Somewhere between we must control
For either side would steal our soul

First the flicker of your flame
Smoulders artery and vein
Finds the fibre to combust
Maybe love, more often lust 

How you make us volatile
When we meet deceptions smile
How your heat does dissipate
As your ashes cool to hate

Without you our blood runs cold
To hot, and angers hard to hold
But we love that place between
Hot passion and comfort serene

If only we could bring confines
Have you never cross those lines
But we love that which excites
And so accept the blood ignites


R D Seal 23 Feb 13








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  1. Date: 3/24/2014 3:36:00 AM

    Stanza BEFORE the last...Second line... TOO...TOO...TOO..and YES, you're WELCOME!

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 10:45:00 AM

    Your rhyming style appeals, Richard. Well done on this passionate write. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:49:00 PM

    Love it ,,,,Finds the fibre to combust Maybe love, more often lust,,,, happy fourth of July ;}

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 7/7/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie, Sad to say more often is the case, but without it many would never find love. Missed the fourth but was thinking of you all, I'm currently in England for a while.
  1. Date: 4/12/2013 6:38:00 PM

    Fire and passion what I am seeing here. We certainly need them both, Richard.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 7/7/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We'd be boring if we didn't Petal, and lets face it, who wants to be boring
  1. Date: 4/6/2013 8:39:00 PM

    nicely done poem ;}

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Reread it! awesome! You've been quiet! All well?

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:44:00 PM

    Wow, Finally I found a poem in which I have not read... shame on me... love the passion within us... i will breathe out the fire that flows, ..a sweet serene thought you give... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 8:38:00 PM

    This is a great poem and the title fits it just fine. I see that you have a way with words. Thanks for sharing this with us. Licilla

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 4:39:00 PM

    Wow very cool poem....:-)

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:55:00 PM

    wow, deep 'take care~SKAT

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 4:42:00 PM

    Richard, this is an amazing write! You are really talented! Welcome to Poetry Soup! Hope you will enjoy your experience here. Thank you for your kind comments on my poems! :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 2:46:00 PM

    Richard, this is a very good poem, I like it. - Thank you for your visiting on my poem, glad you liked it. - Welcome to the P-Soup! - Hope you'll have great pleasure in sharing your thoughts and poems here with us. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)