Love Lights the Flame
Hot coals of love burn down to ashes
Glowing in the white powder of life
Smoldering in pain and suffering
Red-orange and glowing embers of what once was
The story of our life reduced to ashes
Hard clinkers of melted molten anger
Igneous chunks of hate and despair
No life // no fire // no will to rise anymore.
But then… shaken and stirred
They fall through the grate
Giving breath and life to remaining embers
Letting go of despair // shedding the pain
Finding forgiveness // reigniting the flame.
Breath of love makes hot coals glow red
Choking dust of life shaken free
Only embers of love remain
Rising up // a rekindled flame
Continues to burn
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
I was going to use this poem for the d’Verse prompt the other day, but then realized that the quadrille was only 44 words, so I saved it for another day. So, here is my poem of Love rekindled.