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I Am Still Fire

I am still fire—
For what it is worth,
I continue to burn
I continue to need
I continue to cry

From breakdown to breakthrough,
You have not seen the best of me,
And through a lens of monotony, 
From a reality that is all but yours
You reject my words
You ignore their bleeding meaning 
Scarcely do you call upon me,
And rightly,
For you would put me out
Just as I would bring you to boil

I am still fire—
For what it is worth,
I continue to burn,
I continue to need
I continue to cry

Find me in this painful hour
See me rise from the cold
Will you refuse these flames,
When all you see 
Might be sizzling tears?
Rightly do I cry out,
Strangely do I burn
I am resilient for you
I am hottest when I am blue

I am still fire—
For what it is worth,
I continue to burn,
I continue to need
I continue to cry

Do not cut me off
Do not put me out
You cannot keep coming just for laughs
Just for smiles
It is not reality—it is not human
You are worldly and you are blind
I refuse your flooding  
I refuse your coolness
I am the fires of hell come to smite your reality
I am the flames of fury that seek to inspire
I will never tire of this
I will never tire
For I am still fire
And I am still blue
Yet I love, aimlessly
From breakdown to breakthrough

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 3/29/2017 5:49:00 AM

    Beautiful, excellent , amazing and imploringly heartfelt ... a 7 easily
  1. Date: 3/28/2017 2:15:00 AM

    You look and sound very beautiful in love's blue fire Poetess...I think this poem is marvelous in spirit and style. A FAV!! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 3/27/2017 4:03:00 AM

    I love the repeated lines I am fire, in the years I have known you, I have come to know you as fire, and fire can be both so damaging and so refining, sending you my thoughts, receive and know that you are loved, xo

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