...On Poetry and Fiction - Just “One Word” Away ("Passion"), editorial by Phyllis P. Colucci at Spillwords.com

…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“Passion”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“Passion”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci



One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Passion”.



It is the fire that burns within you
The desire, the thirst, the hunger
for the dream that got away
The persistence, the endurance, the longing
while you chase the elusive rainbow…

Running! Running! Running!
Towards the sun that blinds you
Capturing! Capturing! Capturing!
a dark cloud along the way
One that offers shelter
from every burning ray
It is the darkness, it is the light
It is every season you befriend
That carries your heart and soul;
an uncertain means to a perfect end

Passion! Passion! Passion!
It keeps you alive inside
It is an extension of your being
Where you exist with mounds of pride
It keeps you moving on
When all else stifles you
Breathless, weary, weak and cold
You wake to a world anew

Once again it starts all over
Like a bird in flight, you soar
Strong, determined, reaching out
for the dream you so gloriously adore
You can see it, you can taste it
It will haunt you forevermore
That ghost will lead you
down a path,
to the tune of shock and awe!

You will follow blindly
Empowered by the essence
of whom you are
Passion! Passion! Passion!
You will journey long and far
Clinging to its wings and coattails
Holding on for dear life
Through hurricanes and wicked storms
Through winds that cut you like a knife

You will never waiver
You will never let go
Passion! Passion! Passion!
You will reap what you sow
Emboldened by that fire within
You will grin because you know
Passions never wilt! Passions never lie!
Sheltered within its bosom
Passions never die!

Passion is your constant
That’s all you need to know
As you Follow! Follow! Follow!
Possessed by its afterglow
That light will guide your every step
Always your friend; never your foe
Passion! Passion! Passion!
May its aura overflow
While your cup runneth over
With a passion that begs to grow!

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This publication is part 50 of 57 in the series Just One Word Away