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Afire Poems

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Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Version - 2 - 23

The mounted riders, 
they speed forwards,
Turvehr did kick with heaven's power,
his mighty horn tearing and rending,
His eyes,
afire with hates desire,
his coat, 
it did shine like the raven's wing,
when kissed by Sol.
He was the destroyer of the evil fire,
to rend,
this was...Read More
Categories: afire, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic

Premium Member Burning Desire
Burning Desire

So long my love
please do not fret
it's been so long
since love first met,
so oft was told
I listened naught
for I had hoped
love tied what not,
into your heart
trust my being
channeled spirit
respect love mien,
naught look behind
but look before
had always known
love did ignore,
my...Read More
Categories: afire, fire, love, poetry, song,
Form: Rhyme
wife of Lapidoth
              judge spiritual &
       ...Read More
Categories: afire, christian, teacher,
Form: Didactic
Railway To Hell
Everyone else has gotten off,
how long am I to stay?

The train unstationed, tender gone,
its engine writhed in pain

Did I miss my stop on the journey down?
“an express” the porter screamed

All light afire, ticket burnt
—satanic nightmare dreamed

(Drexel University: February, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: afire, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Poetess Looks into Her Mirrored Soul

I see an aging Panagiota with the soul of a youth.
Untouched by hatred~yet despised for, as she's always telling the truth.

Utterly, unwilling to be a crowd pleaser.
She has grown to know the hollow emptiness of being a groupie-gratifier.

A big Heart...Read More
Categories: afire, confidence, courage, friendship, inspiration, poetess, poetry,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member PASSION as a theme
Desire afire,
passions pulsating;

Inflamed frenzy,
fervid fierenzy;
impetuous emotion,
devoted devotion.

Sentimental and  sensuous,
animated oscilation;
the rapture so personal,
a passion eternal....Read More
Categories: afire, passion,
Form: Verse
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - Version - 2 - 17
Out of the golden gates,
there rode mounted knights of the king's guard,
To the left flank and the right flank they formed ranks,
the infantry as the centre,
The infantry still forming, shining no more were they,
midnight sun was being cloaked by darkness,
Once...Read More
Categories: afire, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic
                           My First and Forever Date

           ...Read More
Categories: afire, christmas, feelings, girl, happiness,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Tender Me a Kiss
Tender me a kiss
 a brush of lips upon my cheek
 gentle, loving, fragile wish, sheik
 to set my soul afire, soft and weak.
Whisper love and comfort, joy and peace
 to right this world so that war and hate will...Read More
Categories: afire, allusion,
Form: Rengay
Hope Afire
Faith is stronger than its outcome,
an end unto itself

Where souls enmire in hope afire
—to light the dream indwelt 

(The Book Of Prayers: November, 2019) 
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Categories: afire, faith,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Pale Shelter
Is this real?
Why say it is 
 when you know
 it isn't true, this isn't reality.

It's the dream 
 you take me with seductive guile
 and all the while, 
 the lie becomes the truth,
it hides and cowers beneath your...Read More
Categories: afire, allusion, angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spirit's Fire
When I awake to dawn’s light
I long to pray for God’s insight
For His grace through the day
And mercy to help me along my way

When I feel alone and afraid
I go to God with all my thoughts
Reach out to Him with...Read More
Categories: afire, christian, faith, god, hope, jesus, love, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Boat
The Boat

In the harbor there is a galleon you can buy dinner on.
They sing shanty songs and talk to wild mermaids until sunset.
Then all, are quiet, 
as we watch the brightness together, 
touch the water in the distance…
sizzling, in silence,...Read More
Categories: afire, adventure, america, freedom, good night, jesus, meaningful,
Form: Free verse
Question The Wind
your elusive spirit is chased
through halls of knowledge
onto cobbled streets
where Montreal men
and country wives meet
another place interrupting time

but you have special talents
no homestead mule
as a seer coins will follow
even the breeze warmly pursues you

nights of dreaming without sleep
days of romance...Read More
Categories: afire, dream, longing, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Charlie's Full Moon

His enchantress donning afire,
Soon ladders rise feline rescue,
His veil edges deep-held desire,
Deny him naught his owned venue.

2019 October 31     *2nd Place*
Good Luck Halloween
Sponsored by: Eve Roper...Read More
Categories: afire, cat, desire, imagery, moon,
Form: Rhyme

At high noon mass
	thru colored glass
		a playful sunray dances
	for blessed sunday glances
reflected stained mosaic
hardly looks archaic
	when the rainbow’s set afire
		by heavenly orchestrated choir
	the congregation rejoices
moved by angelic voices

Submitted on December 9, 2019 for contest STRAND SPECIAL sponsored by BRIAN STRAND...Read More
Categories: afire, angel, beautiful, color, heaven, inspirational, music, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Rock Legends
There’s a certain type of age
that can’t get old

Death caught within the road signs
of its bartered weakness

Where voices cry a fevered wish
to all who listen

And legends write their epitaphs
—on hearts afire

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2019) 
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Categories: afire, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Autumnal flame
Vistas of autumnal flame set the fiery meadows afire
Where song of the winds wheezes in auburn breeze
And gold, red, brown whispers kindle tunes of a lyre
Rustling in cool air, melodies of leaves, falling from trees 

Where song of the winds...Read More
Categories: afire, autumn,
Form: Pantoum
Before The Gates Of Alahsar - 2nd Version - 1
"Before The Gates Of Alahsar,"
Michael .P. Clarke.

Full Version.

Bardic style.


Come now, my Lords and Ladies,
listen now to the tale I shall tell,
the ancient tale of the dreamland,
of Alahsar, I lay before you.
look now within your mind's eye, 
look on the golden...Read More
Categories: afire, dark, death, dream, fantasy, light, love, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Yellow Moon, Blue Roses
Gray eyes and hair of such midnight black;
Gypsy Rose won't be coming back.
She'd a beauty which once set hearts afire!
And she wore such exotic attire!

Yellow moon remembers her ruby lips;
Blue roses fell from her fingertips.
Night rests tenderly upon her silken...Read More
Categories: afire, fantasy, feelings, flower, hurt, night, rose, yellow,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Blazing Color

Carmine, orange, and red paint the leaves
dripping from Jack Frost's frosty brush
clashing with emerald green
they set the trees afire
with blazing color
a splendorous
work of

and scarlet
colored pigments
fuel vermilion flames
that scorch green canopies
crimson ashes in their wake
dabbled with scarlet and yellow
as the...Read More
Categories: afire, 10th grade, autumn, beautiful, beauty, color, imagery,
Form: Nonet
Premium Member The Mockingbird

Oh how you cantilate and croon,
          On pilfered beams from Mr Moon,
               Quite dapper, your tuxedo tails,
...Read More
Categories: afire, animal, appreciation, beauty, bird, metaphor, music, song,
Form: Personification
Premium Member In Fire
It is in fire
 that each of us is born.
Fires ignited in consuming passion 
 to embrace the pleasures of the heart and flesh;
 rising from the smoldered embers within
  unquenched, indestructible burning of the heart;
lips pursed to reveal...Read More
Categories: afire, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fervent Prayer Once Uttered Unto Youth's Beauty
Fervent Prayer Once Uttered Unto Youth's Beauty

I that would, in your splendor bask
wear no longer youth's sweet, young mask
rather wrinkled face, weathered brow
with long decades flown on by now
yet glory rests in elder years
and love's truth devoid of life fears.

Mark...Read More
Categories: afire, appreciation, art, beauty, creation, death, deep, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Am Cancer

'Tis I, your ruin ...
I, the scourge, unseen ... the "C" word
I am death's abettor, the bête noire
So do your worst, in my ruthless wake

The cold chaos of cells that rages rampant
Weaponizing blood and bone and marrow ... and breath
Seething...Read More
Categories: afire, analogy, anger, cancer, health, humanity, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse