Learn More

Aric Beers


Flames Within


For years the embers have gently glowed
Deep inside where they were carefully stowed
And sometimes life would fan a flame
As if burning was a simple game
I would burn whether for good or ill
I could give life or wish to kill
But in the end the embers never cooled
I kept them but the embers never ruled
However, the story took a different turn
The fires once again began to burn
Now I fight to keep the fires back
Though in fuel they never seem to lack
Sometimes the flames burn for something good
But other times they don't burn for what they should
I get heated up in a fit of rage
And the fires break out of their cage
Life has become a struggle to keep the embers thin
Life has become a battle with the flames within

Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Flames Within by Aric Beers )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Cloud In Trousers - part I, Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayak ..
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. So Let Us Love, Edmund Spenser
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Firebird Sunset, Salvatore Ala
  2. Flicker, Jessica Paige Davies
  3. I will always return, Jessica Paige Davies
  4. They are my horses, Jessica Paige Davies
  5. HOW THEY ALL FALL, Terry Collett
  6. Caucus at the Parking Meter, Donal Mahoney
  7. A Small Something, Jessica Paige Davies
  8. Shrouded, Jessica Paige Davies
  9. I Live, Tanja Henderson
  10. This year, maryline vautravers
[Hata Bildir]