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Author's Notes: "The Fire in My Soul" is a Quatern verse write and is a traditional French poetic form consisting of four quatrains with eight syllables per line. I originally wrote this poem on August 30, 2015. I did not pursue a set meter and a strict rhyming pattern for this particular subject undertaking. In this write I attempted to structure the notions of lost love, spiritual pain, soul searching, and human redemption around the repeating refrain in the poem, to wit: "The fire in my soul is real." For me, the message of this poem is poignant and ends on a personal supplication from the poem's protagonist who seeks to restore the lost love and the former sense of human normalcy that existed once before in a special relationship. I should further note that the subject "protagonist" in this write could actually be either a man or woman. (Gary Bateman - September 20, 2015) (Quatern)

Categories: conflict, emotions, love, love hurts, metaphor, passion, and spiritual. 

("How Many Syllables Counter" was used for syllable confirmation for both automated and manual syllable counts and cross-check.)

The Fire in My Soul

The fire in my soul is real
as you left me in such a strife, 
and no miracles and magic
can now restore my shattered life.
Nothing is left now for me since 
the fire in my soul is real.
My spirit cries and I so wince
in pain with a love now so lost.

We must attempt to find our love 
again, if perchance we can for
the fire in my soul is real, 
and I can’t gone on as before.
I ask God Himself in Heaven
that we can love and now be one, 
and restore what we once had for
the fire in my soul is real.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 30, 2015 (Quatern)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 11/14/2015 9:46:00 PM
Excellent quatern
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/15/2015 12:25:00 AM
Thanks Nayda!! I'm very pleased that you liked it. I like the Quatern format and plan to do more of them in the future. (I will drop by and check out your site too.) Please feel free to read any of my other poems as you wish to do so. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 9/20/2015 3:19:00 PM
burning with the spirit shines beautifully painted piece pal
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/20/2015 3:24:00 PM
Liam Mate!! The Fire in My Soul is always there too in the songs and blessings from the "Leprechaun Choir"!! Thanks for you read and comment here my great friend!! Cheers and Best Always, Gary