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Inferno love

The butterflies in my soul
They ignite my eyes. 
I'm breathless
Yet I feel so alive. 
The scorching embers, oh how they burn
But yet they feel so polite, 
As if a searing reminder 
That I'll be alright. 
I couldn't resist the fiery urge 
As I left this, ice cold world.. 
The hot coals became my host 
And lava errupted through my veins. 
I just couldn't quit gazing 
At the flickering flames.. 
The last piece of me, to decay, was my hand
Oh how I forgot, how my fingers could bend
I thought as I was waving myself goodbye
To ever being human again
Ashes, ashes, were all I could see 
As I saw myself  falling
And as I really listened 
I could still hear my heart calling
Becoming a faint echo
Confined to the shadows of my flames
Banished, never to be re-kindled again
Don't come to close 
Or we shall ignite, dear human
I would combust and I'd eat you alive. 
Be aware, you must know
That I, well.. 
I'm a devouring inferno.
My heat reddens your face
While the reflection of my ashes 
Dance like a wildfire in your eyes. 
The temptation leaves your thoughts up in smoke,
But you kept coming closer
 I, flaring up with every word you spoke.
 Come closer, closer..
 I let my flames spew. 
What happened to me 
Is why I'd like to set the fire to you
How the flames burn brighter
With not one, but two.. 
Your blood is heating up, come closer
Enticing you in burning red
I will light the fire inside your head
And I wouldn't even need to dig your grave
You could choose to entrap 
Yourself with me 
And be forever ablazed
Ashes dancing in the fire pit
Comforting you with their warm glow
But trust me it's an abyss  
In which you wouldn't dare, want to go. 
Fellow lost soul, like I
We've wandered there before
Now forever to entice, just one more
Come closer.. 
The shadow calls out a warning heed
 Beware all, beware indeed
One flair, two flair
You must look away! 
Don't hold a gaze 
Into the burning dead flames.









Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 4/19/2016 6:20:00 AM
Hi Karissa, Congratulations on your 2nd place win in the contest. Enjoyed the read....Mike.
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Karissa Kelley
Date: 4/19/2016 8:00:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mike! :-) Xx
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Karissa Kelley
Date: 4/19/2016 7:57:00 AM
Thank you so much, Mike! :-) Xx
Date: 4/7/2016 7:45:00 PM
Truly entranced, Karissa. You've really encapsulated the danger, excitement, and brevity, of flames, never once trailing off from the theme ... so many stellar moments, but to name one I especially liked was: "As I was waving myself goodbye to ever being human again" WoW. ... you are very passionate, poetess!
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Date: 4/7/2016 11:05:00 PM
You are too kind, I'm honored by your sweet compliment! We have the same favorite line, how stellar is that. Thank you so much for taking the time to express your thoughts to me and for reading my poetry. It means a lot to me! Xx
Date: 4/6/2016 10:42:00 PM
Karissa, Congratulations on your second top spot in Justin's "Where Freedom Finds The Fire Contest." Love LINDA
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Date: 4/6/2016 11:19:00 PM
Thank you so much, linda! And for stopping in to read my poetry. I appreciate it! Xx
Date: 4/6/2016 2:35:00 AM
"I'm a devouring inferno, my heat reddens your face, while the reflection of my ashes dance like a wildfire in your eyes..." this poem, for me, is all about risking freedom to gain freedom, to overcome temptation by becoming temptation. Your final, admonition of sweet hot fire united so beautifully with the spirit of the Contest, where freedom finds the fire Karissa, "You must look away! Don't hold a gaze into the burning dead flames..." wow, such seductive danger and paradox...J.A.B.
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Date: 4/6/2016 12:23:00 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and give me your beautiful insight, your comment is so eloquent I appreciate it so very much! :-) Xx
Date: 4/6/2016 2:19:00 AM
Congrats on a worthy win with this superb poem Karissa...
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Date: 4/6/2016 12:21:00 PM
Thank you so much for the compliment! And for reading my poetry, I appreciate it. Xx
Date: 4/5/2016 11:43:00 AM
Marissa Congrats on your placement!-luloo
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Date: 4/5/2016 12:36:00 PM
Thank you! :-) Xx
Date: 4/4/2016 9:02:00 PM
Captivating write, a most deserved win. Congratulations Karissa...
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Karissa Kelley
Date: 4/4/2016 10:52:00 PM
Thank you so much!!! Xx
Date: 7/27/2013 3:19:00 PM
i can definitely relate to this poem. Especially to this line "The temptation leaves your thoughts up in smoke, but you kept coming closer, I, flaring up with every word you spoke" I can relate to the thought of feeling conflicted about letting someone close, knowing that the things that haunt you can end up hurting them as well. At least that's what I took from it
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Date: 7/30/2013 11:48:00 PM
Yeah, you definitely understand. Thank you so much. :-)
Date: 7/22/2013 8:38:00 AM
"My heat reddens your face, while the reflection of my ashes dance like a wildfire in your eyes". Damn. There is such drunken passion in these lines. Color me impressed.
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Karissa Kelley
Date: 7/22/2013 2:12:00 PM
Thank you so much for your feedback! :-)