Firelight | Teen Ink


December 13, 2011
By otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

then a flicker of light.
A wave
of jubilant dragons,
made visible
by the black backdrop,
streak up
then die down,
back to their caves
in the hollows of dry wood.

I breathe in,
air cold as steel
stabs my lungs.
Goose bumps start to rise,
like a million tiny pinpricks.
But as I approach the leaping tongues,
a blanket of warmth
permeates my shivering skin.

Coils of gossamer smoke
mask the pungent odor
of fallen leaves, as bright as jewels,
rotting pumpkins with faces like melting masks,
set on porch steps,
and the sharp tang
of winter’s winds
right around the corner.

It twists and twirls
to the beat of an unheard drum.
An unseen festival takes place
lasting until left
with smoldering mementos.

As I fall into the worn wicker chair,
an ever-changing glow
swims across my face.
And soft light
banishes the dark.

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babysteps GOLD said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 4:03 pm
babysteps GOLD, Wayland, Massachusetts
11 articles 5 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
~Mahatma Gandhi

Great job! Your really talented, keep writing!

on Jan. 9 2012 at 3:43 pm
missscribbles SILVER, Paris, Other
6 articles 0 photos 25 comments
this is beautiful