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Burning Deep

Updated on April 16, 2012
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I am an artist, designer, photographer and writer. See more of my work on cmariearts.


There is a fire

That burns deep inside

Of your soul

You cannot put it out

Over took you

It has control

Hidden strength

Lie in the pits of your core

It resonates throughout


Bringing light to everything within

It brings you power

It brings you grace

It burns deep

Too deep to chase

In the darkest nights

When you feel weak

It makes you strong again

In your heart it longs to keep

This light inside you

Guides your way

Through fear and hate

Unpenetrable decay

It is the fire of your ancestors

Everyone who passed away

They protect you

Throughout the

Long endless days


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Leslie! Thank you for stopping by!

      @ Gypsy I'm sure they are! Thanks for reading. :)

      @ Iamaudra thank you for your kind words and the great compliment!

      @ Cheryl thank you always good to see you here! I get the pix from everywhere. LOL.

      @ Raciniwa thank you!

      @ Tom LOL always good to see your approval.

      @ Secret thank you so much!

      @ Jim thank you, I'm glad you liked it! I love the warm weather too. :)

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Caroline, I've been too busy lately to spend much time online, what with warm weather finally here. I loved this poem, especially the fourth line from the end, about ancestors. I so agree!

      Thank you,


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      Secret lies 5 years ago from Redlands California

      Wow this is stunningly gorgeous. I love the whole feeling behind the energy that never leaves us, but flows through us. Voted way up and very beautiful.

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      two thumbs and a toe thats a real sign of approval...


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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this poem burns me deeper than i thought...awesome...

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      I always love reading your poems. And your pictures are incredible, where do you get them? voted up

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Your image grabbed my attention from the start. It was followed by words that were so powerful and drew me in. It was written by a seasoned poet. Well done!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I know for sure my ancestors are 100% behind me.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Mmmmm..You certainly have 'the fire' in your soul, Caroline! Your words almost singe the page - you feel them so deeply - and cause us to feel them too! Awesome and uplifting!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      Hi Frog Prince so true. Thanks you for reading. :)

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      caroline - I learned years ago that my soul is truly who I am.

      Great work dear heart.

      The Frog

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Hi Vinaya thank you so much!

      @ Hi Frank that is one of the best compliments I ever got. Thank you!

      @ Hi Michael thank you for stopping by and your comment!

      @ Hi Billy thank you for your kind words. I am glad you found your strength. :)

      @ Hi Ruby thank you for the kind words dear lady!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Caroline...

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I would not be alive if it were not for that fire you speak about...great imagery and lovely effort and result.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Caroline, you never fail . Great poetry. Love ya.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Your poetry just rings so natural like a true Poet.. I can't explain it.. but yeah I consider you a Poet.. not a trying to be Poet... up and freakin awesome..

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      The fire imagery in this poem is profound.