My Soul on Fire

by Jennifer RIP Lesthat Hayden   Jul 24, 2009


Outline a star across my head
then send me up: straight to my bed.
Tell me good things are soon to come
then leave me to be alone and numb.

Blow me a kiss as weeks pass by
and leave me here simply to die.
Thoughts accumulate inside my mind;
I shoot them down once neatly lined.

Let me stare off into a space
inside my head I can't erase.
A spot so empty in my skull
that once there I can't hear your call.

Reserve a place within your heart
for me to get a running start.
Don't leave me here limping behind
as I try to rub away the blind.

Let me see inside your soul
and set fire to this black coal,
so it may burn bright enough to see
for even someone as blind as me.

Erase the lines across my hand
for they do not tell of time's sand,
only of thoughts I often deny
for I wish not to think a lie.

Goodbye my friend who left me here.
I hope you don't shed a tear,
for I am nothing but a soul
whose flame is running out of coal.

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  • 8 years ago

    by SolemnWish

    Let me see inside your soul
    and set fire to this black coal,
    so it may burn bright enough to see
    for even someone as blind as me.

    Favorite stanza.

    Amazing poem, amazing read, you have a lot of talent. Hope you don't mind if i keep track of your new poems ;)

  • 8 years ago

    by Sorefromreality

    Let me see inside your soul
    and set fire to this black coal,
    so it may burn bright enough to see
    for even someone as blind as me.

    Favorite stanza.

    I havent been on here for awhile, but I'm glad that one of the first poems I read when I got back on was this one.

  • 8 years ago

    by Lady Nik

    Reserve a place within your heart
    for me to get a running start.
    Don't leave me here limping behind
    as I try to rub away the blind.

    *I loved this stanza. My favorite ^.^ This was such a sad piece..but Damn you can rhyme Jen. *reaches inside your brain trying to steal your rhyming skills* Lol great work hun. I really enjoyed this. *claps for you* Nik*

  • 8 years ago

    by Corruption

    I love this poem
    it is very sad
    and da rythming.... INCREDIBLE!!!!!

    "Let me see inside your soul
    and set fire to this black coal,
    so it may burn bright enough to see
    for even someone as blind as me."

    that stanza there spoke out to me
    it was beautiful

    i actually reread the poem twice after the first time
    i really liked it
    :D:D

    good job

    Keenan

  • 8 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    The pro of rhyming :] Well done! I enjoyed this write although it was sad, I thought the repetition was good, not overdone or annoying. Emotions were visible to the reader, so deep that I can imagine this person sitting in a corner writing this with tears in their eyes. Well done!