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I Woke Up On Fire

by tomlop

I woke up on fire,
a tumultuous lexicon
zig-zagging like flames
across my skin.

And the sky was solemn;
it did not weep,
nor did it pass a moribund glance;
it never reacted to the space
between the smoke and sun,
and for it,
I was dampened by the clouds.

I woke up on fire,
though only out of enmity;
no mis-written legacy to leave behind
or tattooed memories to disregard;
I woke up on fire
and drank in the flames.





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Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
by FuchsiaFestival! on Friday, October 28, 2011 (22:57:13)
Very good work. I like the first paragraph the best. I especially like the phrase you coined 'a tumultuous lexicon.' It shows how anger can have a voice of its own through the 'zig-zagged affairs.'

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    Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
    by tomlop on Monday, October 31, 2011 (23:35:28)
    Thank you, Sammi.

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Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
by kylebank on Friday, November 04, 2011 (12:10:40)
this is great! I love a strong image, and this is absolutely full of them. Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
    by tomlop on Friday, November 04, 2011 (17:50:02)
    Thanks, Kyle.

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Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
by wylde on Thursday, January 19, 2012 (08:19:34)
deli.cous

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Re: I Woke Up On Fire (Score: 1 )
by starstruck13 on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 (14:00:57)
a good poem i thought you did a great job on this

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