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Burning Embers

I close my eyes
Feel my heart on fire,
coal set scorching in subterranean mine. 

Now, must I pluck out
this fire burning , siphon this out
these drooling embers?

I am not to be blamed. Please,
I didn't start it, I only kept it ablaze,
with that tiny spark you blew in. 

I love these golden flecks
they hold me in  a fiery fantasy, a fairy
with wings of love and a sparkling magic wand. 

Look, can't you see,
our dark silhouettes an entwined beauty
drenched in the heat of unguarded love ..

I am the moth
drawn to your passion's flame
dancing wild as tomorrow never comes.

Protect me, from your fire,
this golden trance I love so dear, 
to dust may I burn
in embers you feed my heart! 
Happily so...,what if tomorrow never comes?

For Gail 's Burning Embers contest...


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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 9:18:00 PM

    Mehnaz this is beautifully heartbreaking. "I am the moth drawn to your passion's flame;" brilliant ;) Haven't 'seen' you around; hoping all is well.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:39:00 PM

    - Nice to see the online, Mehnaz :) - Happy New Year to you and everyone you love!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:35:00 AM

    Mehanaz--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 3:46:00 AM

    Nice use of metaphor in this poem.
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:35:00 PM

    Hi Mehanaz, I hope all is well with you.
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 12:05:00 PM

    - Pleased to read your work again, Mehnaz. - Glad to see you back! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:06:00 AM

    Glad to be able again to read THIS ONE of yours.
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:31:00 AM

    This is a very moving passionate piece. You are a gifted poetess.
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:47:00 AM

    Lovely poem!
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:49:00 AM

    Excellent. Wonderful write. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:19:00 AM

    Thank you Mehnas for your nice words on my poem.But I know I am very late to respond.I am very very busy nowadays. You have penned very exceptionally.I really enjoyed it.I think you are from Kerala.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:24:00 PM

    This is such a delightful and energizing write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this amazingly imaginative poem this evening! What a powerful piece, a fabulous poem, Great Work!!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:54:00 PM

    Very intense and beautiful....good luck
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:33:00 PM

    wonderful poetry, and like the moth, i'm also drawn towards this...
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:02:00 PM

    This is a wonderful entry in to the contest. I love that line: happily so... what if tomorrow never comes? So we need to keep those embers alive. WE never know when it will be all over!!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 11:10:00 AM

    Keep it burning the heart is made to withstand the fire of love in its fullest! Excellent!
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 9:25:00 AM

    Loved this, Mehnas! Absolutely thrilling write! Good luck, my dear! :)
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:55:00 AM

    Mehnaz an excellent entree for the contest, good luck...David