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Fire and Smoke

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Fire and Smoke

Grab hold of these emotions
like handling all your pearls.
Just show me what you're thinking
before these hair pins curl.

Just take me for my goodness
or stiff me for my shame.
Cause I will stand tomorrow
with every living flame.

Did you think I was discouraged
just because I'm broke
these crutches are just angel wings
my teardrops fire and smoke

I am dancing to my own song
beneath the arias vision
to find the laughter in my voice
that never bares derision


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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 9:22:00 AM
    I really enjoyed this one, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 6:41:00 AM
    Wonderful poem and congrats on the fine win, Julie

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 12:35:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Julie! External discouragement should not have a place in our lives. I love how you've said 'my teardrops fire and smoke- - it gives the impression that there is a real burning desire to live and succeed from where they are coming from. Well penned!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Julie

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Julie... Congratulations, thanks for the support..... ~SKAT~ LOVE

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 4:48:00 PM
    great poem, amazing rhyme... SKAT