Fight the Heat


Sweet is the smile that cools the heart

it leaves pressure floating further behind.

Exude your confidence and fight the heat,

Keep hate from taking over your mind.


Or you will be damaged beyond repair,

Ruined by all the flashback moments it fills.

The feelings you share can be a nightmare,

If you make your life live by comfortable lies.


Despite the aches and how hot the fire gets,

Don’t let it bring you down in flames,

If the sparks diminish you with smoke threats,

You can cover the scars and amend the pains.


Eventually, the intensity of frustration will fall

Wipe out the irritant tears from your eyes.

Don’t let the heat of anger build a separate wall,

Joy shall replace your sorrow and heartaches.


Rainy days may put the frosty smile on icy fire

And passion for a moment will have the edge.

But those flames will only burn the bridge

And bring sparks in the air to view from afar.

  • Author: Gerry Legister (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 11th, 2021 22:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: Anger and frustration grow out of betrayal
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 16
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • L. B. Mek

    'Exude your confidence and fight the heat,
    Keep hate from taking over your mind.'
    these lines, acutely framed
    my state of mind, for the past few years
    with all the abundant nihilism, that surrounds
    if not for patience, how else can we hope
    to survive and find a better horizon
    to aspire towards..
    a profound write, dear poet
    thanks for sharing

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