Wildfire

Wildfire

Wildfire
Wildfire

 

Wildfire
Like a wildfire I let my emotions run out of control,
Oh, the feelings deeply burn all the way down to my soul.
As the brushfire burns all the surrounding horizons around me,
All consumed, all is left is scattered and charred emotional debris.
So many roads, yet my emotions are always on my sleeve,
Does it always have to be this way for the poet in me to grieve?
Have I lost my way or did I never know which way to go?
Would seem I have been defeated by the most dangerous foe.
My words from deep within have no meaning,
If they did, the all consuming fire is always intervening.
As the years roll past, not sure why I punish myself so,
Why I let the wildfire consume me, I will never know.
With friends all around me, I still find myself all alone,
Sentiments and feelings feed the wildfire, I am on my own.
Broke all my personal rules that helped me stay ever so safe,
Out of control passions, now my heart is feeling the fiery chafe.
Like a wildfire I let my sensations run out of control,
Oh, the feelings deeply branded all the way down to my soul.
Lost my way when a passionate high led me astray,
Lightning lite the fire and the wind gave the emotional fire headway.
Can’t hardly breathe—scorched feelings and smoke fill the sky,
Need to pull into my shelter and let the wildfire pass on by.
Can’t help but wonder if this time I will somehow survive?
Or if no longer caring is what I will obtain and derive.
In the wildfire – guess once again I have lost my way,
My words are lost in the fiery wind, I have no more to say.
Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

8 thoughts on “Wildfire

  • November 6, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    A very well-written and emotive poem, Kurt. I can so relate to your phrases for I fell deeply in love for the last time and see only the memories of hope and love ahead. Blessings to you. Take care.

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    • November 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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      Thank you Phyllis -sounds like you have a wonderful future in front of you.

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      • November 7, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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        Well, maybe I said it wrong, Kurt. I did fall in love for the last time, but it did not catch hold and I did not see my dreams and hopes come through. So, now I just have memories and that is why I relate to your poem.

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        • November 10, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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          Glad you could relate Phyllis – I am sorry the love that you speak did not turn out to be the one. Just like the old adage It is my belief, “That it is better to love and to have lost, than to never have loved at all.”

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  • November 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    That is fantastic and so expressive. I keep to my shiny memories which sometimes do crash and burn,

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    • November 7, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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      Thanks for commenting here Rasma – Unfortunate that a lot of shiny moments in ones life crash and burn… I think it is what keeps us human.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Kurt you explain the emotional rollercoaster ride of being human so well. Sometimes my emotions are negative and wild luckily these stay relatively shallow but I find the positive emotions that help build the changes I need in my life find a deeper path. Thank you for your poetry my friend. Jamie

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    • November 10, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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      I try to write of the human condition Jamie – fortunately or unfortunately I feel deeply. Thanks for stopping by my friend.

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