Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Brief Moment By The Fire

There was a brief moment
by the fire
when the two women
considered the unthinkable:

They wondered what would happen
if they tore off their constricting
dresses, corsets, underthings,
and tossed them in.

They would find themselves
standing there naked,
watching the warm light
glow with the fabric fuel,
and ashes of their former life
flit up on the rising heat,
only to be stopped
by the ceiling.

This is my first work for the Poetry Prompt MEME. I hope to keep participating and keep writing poetry.


Brian Miller said...

you know somedays that sounds awfully appealing. smiles.

Jingle said...

very uplifting!

Wordwand said...

great stuff.I love taking pictures as a starting point to my poetry.well done mam.

Rajlakshmi said...

thats sounds very empowering :) brilliantly penned...

moondustwriter said...

well done - I'm certain those ladies agree

I'm at moondustwriter.com

Anonymous said...

This is great! Makes me want to start a fire!! Wonderful xx

Anonymous said...

very cool..well done indeed ;)

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...


please visit my other blog to see if you like some awards there,
I have a poem posted yesterday, I would love some feedback from you.

Happy Thursday!
Excellent job!

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...


Please feel free to nominate fellow poets for April Celebrate Poetry award.
Many thanks!