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Touched by Your Flame

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Touched by Your Flame

I watched them gather round
The warmth of your flame
Like campers at campfire time
Huddling close to you
Pushing and jostling
For the best place
I saw your warmth
Dancing off their faces
Small cinders escaping into the night
I followed the sparks drifting up
On the chilly breeze
Riding high…disappearing into the stars

I was cold
I was alone
On the edge
And yet…I dared not go near you
Though your light invited me
And I wanted so much to be warmed
By you
Yet….how could I find a place
By those encircling you
Watching the mesmerizing display 
Of your orange and yellow flames
There was no place
Among the gathering of....
The strong, the beautiful, the insistent
So, on the outskirts I stayed
Tears trickling down my cheeks
Cold
Alone…

I waited…I held back
Until they all left
One by one
Some bumping into me
Not even aware that I was alive
I waited until you had almost died out
No longer on display
But a warm glow of embers
Still orange and glowing with desire
And I approached
Shyly…
Longingly…
Needing to see you dance
For me….only for me
And I coaxed you
In my clumsy way
My fingers cold
My heart ablaze

Suddenly....you burst into flame
A pillar of fire
Miracle of love
For I had not added any kindling
But my little heart
And yet it seems you had waited
Knowing I would come
And my slightest touch
Made the flames spring to life
Voracious flames
Flames reaching the high heavens 
Your heat overpowering
Consuming
I almost threw myself into you
Wanting to reach the center
Of the heat and warmth
Of your beauty…

I spent the night
Out under the stars
Lying naked
Yet not cold
Naked
Yet not ashamed
Naked
Yet not shy
For your glow was my covering

I let myself be touched
Time and again
By licking fingers of fire
By the burning flames of your desire
For….ME!

For Gail's Contest
Touched by Your Flame
May 27, 2013

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  1. Date: 8/14/2014 9:38:00 AM
    Oh wow! I had to say you're very good Eileen. There is so much powerful words into that mind of yours. Bravo! LoveLots, Ara

  1. Date: 7/5/2014 11:12:00 PM
    Your romanticism is so sweet it makes me weep.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/5/2014 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a sweet compliment! Thank you!
  1. Date: 6/27/2014 10:47:00 AM
    A dream night--with a dream girl. Could anything be more perfect?

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 6/27/2014 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it fits you
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/27/2014 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Robert, thank you for your sweet post. I need encouragement tonight. This came at the right time.
  1. Date: 5/13/2014 12:35:00 PM
    How consumingly delicious--to have a lover like the girl in the poem. I hope she speaks for you--one of the most attractive things I have read--and drooled over. :-) I'd happily trade places with the source of the flames. What a night!

    Ludden Avatar Robert Ludden
    Date: 5/13/2014 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll be sure to look them up. Hungrily, Dean
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/13/2014 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh WOW! This is some post! :) Thank you for visiting my work, Robert. This did very well on the top poems list. Stayed at number 3 for some time. If you drool...you'll put out the fire! ;) Take care! I have many poems that would suit your fancy...Don't have time to enumerate them all, but perhaps visit the Confessional Booth on Fire...or...The Journey of Your lips, or Make love to Me, just to name a few. Take care.
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Hi Eileen, An amorous write with passion...Thanks for sharing this one and for your visit to my verse.. Ken

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 10:12:00 AM
    Eileen, such a captivating poem with powerful metaphoric lines. I am simply amazed by the way you take the reader through this relationship from reluctance in the beginning into the full on heat at the end. Spectacular imagery. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/15/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh! Thank you, Karen! You have brought a full on smile to my face! So kind of you to visit and post. :)
  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:57:00 PM
    Hi Eileen, congratulation in Gail's "touching flame" contest... xox~ LINDA

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/6/2013 8:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda....lovely to hear from you! :)
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:23:00 AM
    well done and congrats Eileen ...Seren

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/5/2013 2:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed it, Seren. :)
  1. Date: 6/4/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning place Eileen love xx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/5/2013 2:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mandy! Sweet of you to post! :)
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Watch out Eileen...you're liable to catch something on fire with this one. You have such passion...its always there in one way or another. I also wanted to say hi and take care of your lovely self if you don't hear from me for awhile...running circles here! But i hope to be able to stop in some...and post some too. Gotta run...Bye, bye!....Caleb

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/30/2013 10:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha...just read Becca's comment...she feels your passion too....Queen of Passion..;)
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 10:33:00 PM
    It sounds corny, but I wanna say, "This was smoking!". What a creative story you have painted... I liked how you portrayed yourself as a shy little mouse a-midst all the beautiful people... when in the end the flames were wanting you all along. Very well written!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/29/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea...he was just doing his dance to capture my attention! ;) Poetically speaking, that is! Hope all is well with you, Timothy! :) Thanks for your visits....they really are wonderful.
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:31:00 AM
    another wonderful write from you Eileen xx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awwwww Mandy! I'm touched! XOXOXO
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Excellent. Beautiful poem. Very deep writing. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/29/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ravi. Beautiful is a great adjective. It made me happy! :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Nice Poem. I'll add as favorite. :3

    Calubiran Avatar Nato Calubiran
    Date: 5/27/2013 8:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    even though im not the sentimental/loving type. well i liked it anyways
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! I'm glad you liked it enough to do that! :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 5:57:00 PM
    Oh my Goodness this is off the hook and beautiful. You out did yourself with this one. Kim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 7:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Kim....I was wondering what to write and then I remembered campfire days and my fascination with the fire...the rest just flowed! :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 3:40:00 PM
    WOW Eileen, this is a wildfire write, exceptional metaphor use. Have often witnessed this situation unfold. Excellent poem. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 7:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wildfire....I like that, Richard. You are always so kind...I appreciate you visits!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 3:27:00 PM
    Explosive write, Queen of Passion. Off to faves for sure. Hey, this sizzler is the best entry I've seen thus far. Good luck, Eileen. Licia :-)

    hendricks Avatar delysia hendricks
    Date: 5/31/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Of course you may. You've earned it. I don't put too much score by placements in contests. Taste differs, after all. No mind where you're placed, if at all, because this is worth a double 7. Happy writing, my friend. Licia :-)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow!!! Can I keep that title? Queen of Passion! :) Well, Licia...thanks for the vote of confidence. I am sometimes surprised by the good reviews I get and then poor placement in the contest, so...I try not to get my hopes up! If you liked it...I'm HAPPY! :)
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 2:31:00 PM
    you are the queen of the poem of passion, my friend! this one is amazing!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Ilene. I'm so happy to read this lovely post! :) You are amazing!
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Wow, this is spectacular, another for my favorites. Simply beautiful!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/15/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And I'm so so grateful that you do, Richard! In fact, when you don't...something is wrong with my day! Ain't that the truth! :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/29/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm confused! I visit you every day.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/27/2013 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard....you're back! Missed your visits. Thanks for the lovely comment! Hugs