A Fire Inside

Ah yes, that old familiar beast that is known to me all-too well. We are lovers and we are enemies.

It consumes me

Deep down inside

Has become a part of me

The pain is comforting

This fire that burns is for you

my love

The one who holds my heart

like a delicate flower

Be careful with this

my love

Because it can crack and break

in any moment

You must take care to handle

my fragile heart with care

Else you'll douse this flame

that burns inside of me.

This burning love

This painful, dreary feeling

I loathe, I love

You have control over me

Pain and love go hand in hand

It's a feeling we come to enjoy

to need

Makes us feel complete

You feed the flame with your smile

your kind, loving words

gentle embrace

Then seem to cherish the burn it causes

This flame will destroy me eventually

Torching me from the inside out

Until there is nothing left

but an empty shell of me

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey Becca, very nicely written. Great feelings conveyed. :) Thank you taking part in the challenge. :)

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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

Nice hub, nice poem, I liked it.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 5 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Cags, it was fun! Felt like a real challenge. This definitely needs some improvements, but you said to send the rough draft. ; )

schoogirl, thank you for reading! Your compliments are thoroughly appreciated. : )

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Mike Lickteig 5 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

What a beautiful poem, Becca! It was so touching--a bit sad, though. I would hope that love does not destroy us--although I know it certainly can.

You are so gifted as a poet--it is always nice to find your work here! Have a great weekend.


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BeccaHubbardWoods 5 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you so much for your kind words, Mike. In my personal experience, love is always just as ugly as it is beautiful. Thanks for reading and commenting, it's always nice to see you around. : ) Hope you have had a great weekend as well!

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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

"Until there is nothing left

but an empty shell of me".....

Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes

love is reborn and redeem

for it can never die

but waits for your embrace

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Awful Poet 5 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

I enjoyed this very much.

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Shadesbreath 5 years ago from California

Doesn't it suck how passion can, if it's not fully reciprocal, turn on itself in the end. Only the sun and very rare romances burn in the proper degrees.

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Ashantina 5 years ago

...being afraid to love... that out of control feeling... or maybe loving someone too much. hmm.

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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

You did very well. A nice poem with intensity. You go girl!

Johnny Love 5 years ago

This is takes my breath away. Beautiful isn't a strong enough word for how this made me feel.

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mikielikie 5 years ago from Texas

what a wonderful hub. I have yet to read something of yours that I dislike. So much feeling in each word.

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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Very exotic and full of feeling!

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Scarface1300 5 years ago

A very thoughtful and heartfelt piece of poetry. Well done and Thanks for brightening up my night.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 5 years ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you all for your comments. : ) It's always lovely to see people enjoy my work. It's so encouraging to me.

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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Wow! This is good and mushy stuff! love is one of my favorite subjects and you have written a beautiful poem! All of us want love without getting any burns,heartbreaks and pain but love demands lots from us....committment,emotions,sacrifice,compromise,pain etc.

keep on writing Becca and have a great day!

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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

good poem

If you want to pick the fruit you risk going out on a limb.

well done

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

The line I like the most is "You feed the flame with your smile." Very poetic. I look forward to reading more by you. I rated this Up. Oh, and thanks for the follow! :)

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Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Becca - had to come for a second read.. :-)

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Secret lies 4 years ago from Redlands California

The flames will not consume you, but unleash in you the ecstasy that is love. Beautiful words

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the pink umbrella 4 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

we have similar styles sometimes. i really am in love with this piece. beautiful, i could really feel it.

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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Beautifully written hub. I love the nice turn of phrase in here...

"...your kind, loving words

gentle embrace

Then seem to cherish the burn it causes..."

You convey this wonderfully. I'm glad I read this today. :)

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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

Becca, I am trying to read one of each of your different type of hubs..this time it was some poetry. This is a well written and describes the fine line between pleasure and pain (often the combination of the two) where love is concerned. "Fire Inside" is also the name of one of my favourite Bob Seger songs. Good work.

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BeccaHubbardWoods 5 weeks ago from Outside your window... Author

Thank you so much, Jodah! I spent quite a while reading your hubs last night as well and thoroughly enjoyed your works!

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