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Vulcanism | A Poem

Updated on June 5, 2015

Vulcanism

(Or, The Volcano Meets the Sea)


I am fire;

You are water.

You drown me, chill me;

Stifle my being.



I am water;

You are fire.

Your overbearing heat

Abuses me; my soul

Escapes as steam.



We, together,

Fire and water, are nothing:

In our meeting,

We each

Cease to exist.



© 12-26-93 C.E. Carl
© 5-5-15 C.E. Carl Elias
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© 2015 Liz Elias

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you so verymuch, manatita44, for your high praise. I'm most pleased you so liked this poem.

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    manatita44 2 years ago from london

    Exquisite poem, DzyMsLizzy.

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Ann!

    Thanks so very much for your compliment and praise. I'm delighted that you are enjoying my old poems. ;-)

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    Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

    Perceptive idea; that does indeed happen. Then more takes over and so the cycle continues. I loved this, as I do all your poems.

    Ann

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi there Flourish!

    Yes, well, that "complement" was my ex, and it was as I was realizing that we were headed for divorce that this poem came about. ;)

    I am now married to my soulmate, who is a proper complement, and a charismatic match. ;-)

    Many thanks for your observant comment.

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    FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

    Meeting a charismatic match isn't always the best fort both parties. Sometimes we need our complement.

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you, Kevin, for the vote, share and pin. I'm glad you liked this poem.

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    The Examiner-1 2 years ago

    Very true. They both cancel each other out. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

    Kevin

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Shauna - Yes, a mismatch, indeed, whether in nature or in a relationship. ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

    Sounds like a mismatch to me!

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Lee;

    I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you so very much!

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    Lee Cloak 2 years ago

    A very enjoyable piece, lovely to read, Lee

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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Very perceptive, Jodah; there was indeed a hint of a relationship issue in the background of that poem, given that it was written as I was finding myself in the throes of a divorce. ;-) I used the volcano as a metaphor. ;-)

    Thanks very much for your comment; much appreciated.

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    John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Very scientific poem Mslizzy. Very true too..many relationships end like that :)