Wildfire

 

The nightmare is chasing me

While I run on this wild path,

I run to escape his ways,

To escape his dominance and wrath.


My hair is hurled back

With the sheer force of the wind,

It is an obstruction for me

Who they say, has sinned.


I race towards the woods,

My refuge in times of trouble,

But now, it is just a fickle ground,

A ground of trees and rubble.


I reach the lake and see myself

Printed on the tranquil sheets of water,

My pale face with its tight lines

Stares back at me, looking even tauter.


My dark eyes, so tired

Look right back at me,

At the unattractive owner

Who nobody wants to see.


I wonder if I shall ever

Live up to this world’s expectations,

I wonder If he shall ever be happy

With my choices and decisions.


Reality dawns on me

As I peel the mask on my face,

I am what I choose to do

And I shall not follow his ways.


My dark hair flies

As I rise to return,

The present awaits me,

A vivid flame which shall burn.


He shall be overcome

He shall not make my choices,

I shall only listen to myself

And not to the million surrounding voices.


I see him now,

I see him realize,

What he thought had died,

Is a wildfire in disguise.

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Hey! I’ve been sort of busy this whole week and won’t be able to upload the next chapter toΒ Company: Chapter 2- The Dark TruthΒ anytime soon so I hope you forgive me for that and enjoy my poems and drawings that I will be posting throughout this week and the next.

-R.S.


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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Novus Lectio says:

    Oh that’s beautiful !!!!
    What a lovely drawing!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much!😊☺

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  2. I love it. Nice drawing

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  3. Well done πŸ‘ I like the writing ✍️ ✌️

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    1. Thank you for reading! I really appreciate it.

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      1. πŸ’•βœŒοΈ

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  4. floatinggold says:

    A great poem, and a nice sketch.

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  5. Matthew Reay says:

    Really enjoyed this

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    1. I’m glad you did…Thanks for passing by!

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  6. Tom Burton says:

    Beautiful poem! Great imagery & lovely picture! πŸ™‚

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