The Fire Burns too Hot


I close my eyes to the battlefield

And open them to a fire

Destroying me whole

As all I know is brought to a flame


I have prayed enough to fill a river

Walked far enough to circle the world

But yet I am no closer realization

Or hope in my life


The world has brought upon too many storms

Man has thrown too many stones

Making me weak in my resolve

And making me hope to die


When will this journey end

When will I know what I am suppose to find

Actually live a real life 

For I feel I carry too much weight for the broken


I am numb to you tears

Dismissive of your pain

For you still have you eyes

And still have your sanity


My eyes are covered by my torment

My guilt makes my lungs feel as though they are full of nails

My heart struggles to keep beat

For it is ready to give to the pain


Let this pain be numbed by the medicine of the world

For I can no longer bare the weight upon my back

And move legs forward

I scream when will it end



Take my worldly possessions

For one night of freedom

One day of rest

Because this life was not my choice

  • Author: jdblake (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 14th, 2017 07:52
  • Category: Unclassified
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Comments +


  • ShannonXx

    This is an emotional poem but written very well

  • jdblake

    Thank you

  • Nicholas Browning

    The single thing that every human shares with another, is that not a single one of us ever ASKED to be here. Life is both cheerful and dark. We must find our way through it all. Good poetry, and best of luck.

  • Tony36

    Well written and expressed

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