Run from the fire!

Run from the fire!


Walk away from that fire,

It will burn you

The flame you touch your finger to

Will scorch right through you

Have mercy on your soul

Before you walk through

The valley of death and destruction

It’s not too late for you

To play with the flame is a hateful game

And when you feel your soul burn

You may be surprised to find the pain is not as great as the shame

But it’s not too late- walk away. Walk away!

The sand slips through the glass,

And only when it’s all gone will you realise,

you made your decision too fast.

Run away from the fire,

And the hypnotic desire

To bask in its heat

Don’t you see its deceit??


No, you play and you cackle,

Never hearing the roar and crackle

“What’s the harm?”

And you point your finger

To mock the wise, and your delirium is so great

You can’t see the flames shoot up your arm

And your care free innocent plea

Is cut short when you see the place your beautiful skin used to be,

For the flame you once played with has consumed you

It hungry rage ate through all the self- assurances you clung too

And now it says, “Alas, I am well fed”

You stare in mortified disbelief

And at its next words you are filled with a sharp unbearable grief,

“You really thought it was you who played with me?”



By gracefaith


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

This was very well done. I enjoyed it. I was reminded though of Daniel and his three pals and even though they were to suffer being lit a fire and burned no harm came to them.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

How true. sin is so insidious. Inviting us to come and touch a flame that desires to consume us.


Rayne123 3 years ago

Another great poem wow

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