written by: Jacqueline De Notogh
Passions burn the soul
We think of the scars left behind
Yet not of the real love
Which can heal them.
Fire cleanses as it consumes
Ravaging the earth & those in its path
Yet leaving a bare foundation
Open to rebirth and renewal.
Real flames like true love
Come only once in a lifetime
Others are mere flickers
Their heat never as intense.
We yearn for fire’s warmth
It is a life force we all desire
Despite the pain and scars
We are drawn to even a smouldering ember.
If we turn away from the fire
Can a lesser passion offering companionship
Provide the warmth life needs
Is contentment preferred to all-consuming love
Divided from true love we are diminished, united with true love we are invincible.