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 © 2019
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