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Cyndi MacMillan is a well-rounded writer who embraces many genres and forms. Her work has been published in local newspapers and has won contests. She enjoys reading literary journals, and she is actively pursuing publication within their glossy covers.

Verse is both magnetic and kinetic. She attempts - madly- to give equal attention to her poetry, short stories, and a novel-in-progress, the Trim of Wicks.  Regardless of genre, she focuses on language. One word has the power to repel or pull. She never forgets the reader and does her best to make their ride interesting.

Poetry soup is a good forum which enables people from around the world to share poetry. It has some great resources and provides a nice space for friends to meet.

Cyndi lives in a small town in Ontario with her husband, young daughter and far too many books.

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LET ME INFLAME: A POET'S PRAYER


Blog Posted:12/12/2013 10:27:00 PM




















Let me inflame the wooden with words of purpose,
Let me become both wheel and sail,
Let me incite and invite, let me ride unversed rails,
Let me ignite the stony heart until it pounds,
Let me at times provoke, let me always impart, let me feel,
Let me rewrite injustice, encourage the broken, the frail,
Let me prod and question so that truth is revealed.

Let me poke at fear until new courage is found,
Let me conspire with light and darkness, make wild shadows,
Let me find the fire that razes indifference,
Let me jab at yesterday and then bait tomorrow,
Let me stoke a blaze that revives the walking-dead,
Let me spur the awkward into dancing with abandon,
Let me spark an idea, free a thought, turn a head,
Let me spar with the like-minded, respectfully,
Let me needle at atrocity, duplicity and ignorance,
Let me goad the lost and lonely towards that second chance,
Let me spill uncontrollable lines, ignore tiny margins.

Let me try to fill a thousand pages with abundant love,
Let me prod and wheedle the unmoved until mercy abounds,
Let me pry open every eye closed to the weeping stars above,
Let me interfere with hunger and abuse, turn unholy ground,
Let me affect those whose intentions just slowly rust,
Let me infect the suspicious with the bloom of trust

Lord, let me consume and be consumed for I believe
that Your gift to me lives in every poem that I breathe.



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  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:30:00 AM
    A TREMENDOUS poem! Tho I did groan a little when I read The Walking Dead... sorry... To much TV lately! I know what you meant... Great write! One of my all time favorites...

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 3:02:00 PM
    A beautiful poem ..

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 2:58:00 PM
    soul sister, this keeps me going.. so beautoful and inspiring, cyn.. huggs. .( what happened to your previous blog))?

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:55:00 AM
    So inspiring !!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Re-reading it. I'm going to fav it.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 8:51:00 AM
    great poetry, Cyndi!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Thank you sis a wonderful verse perhaps the universe gave us the situation the last few days JUST to stimulate YOU to write THIS!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Cyndi, this was breathtaking! Taking my hat off for you here....

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 3:41:00 AM
    Posted the comment on the New Poems page, but just want to add my voice to everyone's here. EXCEPTIONAL. What poetry is all about...what the heart of the poet should be all about. Lovely!

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:32:00 AM
    wonderful

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 12:39:00 AM
    Lift your voice for full impact!!! Amazing, and on purpose!

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Holy cow dear Cyndi---speechless--and you know that ain't me!! I do miss you!!

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Wow!! Cyndi ... what a beauty! Too many wonderful lines to pick just one ... I'll choose the ending couplet. You ... you are poetry.

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