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I'm Fire!

Breathing Fire

By Cynthia FieldsPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024

It’s not about bad hair but bad air. I breathe fire you breathe rain.

Dousing water on my dreams sending my hopes into steam!

What was white hot like hope now lies in a puddle at my feet.

You stand at the mirror reflecting on your deeds.

You’ve done good, got away with murder, so you think.

But little did you know my thoughts were of you!

I included you in my plans.

Happy not nappy, you pressed your hair,

I dared to dream.

I dreamed a world where I mattered, we all mattered,

where bad deeds weren’t justified at the mirror.

I breathe fire let’s breathe fire together.

Let’s flow like lava igniting everything we touch,

creating islands resting in the new thing we created.

It's not the hair it’s the dare! Dare to dream, dare to be different!

Dare to be fire-breathing. Breathing life, fearlessly fabulous,

Intentional in our intent.

Fire-breathing, no rain, no tears no dousing flames of hope,

Straining to see through steam distorting the scene.

Now standing before the mirror boldly!

Declaring my wrongs, my rights to hope and breathe,

Because I am fire, white hot liquid fire...

...watch me flow!

Photo credit: Boris Rager for Pixabay

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About the Creator

Cynthia Fields

I adore words and I love what happens when we grab them, sleep with them, holler and scream and laugh at them! I love what happens when we throw them in the air and watch them fall magically from our minds onto paper!

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on your Top Story!

  • Belleabout a month ago

    Beautiful poetry. The imagery is astounding! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • L.C. Schäferabout a month ago

    Love this, flows beautifully, and the image is great as well 😁

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Great elements to use for a poem and I think your bio rocks! Kudos on the top story!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    I love the use of steam here.

  • Suzii~about a month ago

    Fantastic poem. Flows really well and easy to read. Keep it up~ :)

  • BrettNotGregabout a month ago

    I read every word of this with the intensity that you so wonderfully captured. Congrats on the top story!

  • Gabriel Huizengaabout a month ago

    This is fantastic!! Love the passion and wordplay, an all-around excellent Top Story :)

  • Nora Davisabout a month ago

    I really like the energy of the words in your poem. Congratulations!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. This is GREAT. not a fire that can easily be extinguished but something moving that difficult to stop. LOVE it.

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on your top story.

  • Manisha Dhalaniabout a month ago

    "Let’s flow like lava igniting everything we touch" very powerful poem, Cynthia. Nicely done.

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