Heart In Flames

by PinkyPrincess   Sep 27, 2011

Set fire to my heart,
let it burn like any useless
old paper or photograph
that used to have meaning
but devalued with time.

Go ahead and add lighter fluid
to make it burn more rapidly.
The more pain that strikes me
will prove my ignored instincts right,
and the inevitable regret will grow.

The last of me will erupt in flames
I loved with all of my heart,
and expressed it through actions
but unfortunately - as a result
my heart is barely beating.

Blame myself for being too kind
or my heart for being too weak.
I gave all of me and lost it all.
The one who takes and never gives
will never succeed in the end.

Watch my life turn into ashes
as you set fire to my heart...


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  • 5 years ago

    by ThebutterfliesMuse

    Wow.. just outstanding. Really.

    First stanza- right off the bat.. wow set fire to my heart is so strong and powerful. It portrays so many emotions. The imagery and wording is excellent. I love how you compare your heart to paper and set it ablaze. You can feel the hurt as you lost someone close to you.

    Second stanza- we all regret a lot of things in life and it is hard when we give our heart to someone we love. It always feels like they are adding fuel to the fire when we hurt so much.

    Third stanza- this just enhances the first two stanzas with what I said that its hard to love someone who wont give you their heart.

    Ending- it feels like we die in the end when we have to walk away from our love. But I love how your life turns to ashes. Beautiful touch there.

    I love how you worded yhe entire poem. Your stanzas connect so well and in the end you gave your heart to the wrong person. .. beautiful write 5

  • 6 years ago

    by DeviousCharmer

    Love it :) nice description

  • 6 years ago

    by Dave

    I like this poem alot.. good work!

  • 6 years ago

    by TJ Arizona Eagle

    You started with an emotional burst that kept the pace all the way through.. this was a nice write. well done indeed Princess

  • 6 years ago

    by White Orchid

    Loved the whole thing but the last stanza was my fav also you described how your life is in ashes because of your burning heart. I liked how u linked these two together. Very nice work.

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