Reasons To Burn

Reasons To Burn short poem

For the world must turn
And the fire must burn
As the cold north wind blows
God only knows

What would I know?

For a raincloud sheds it’s water
And the nights become shorter
A sweet tune needs a melody
Please somebody tell me

What would I be?

For a snowflake is cold
And people grow old
And a ship in the sea
Holds nothing for me

What would I see?

For lovers though cold
In long grass so bold
And clouds gently roll
Through the heavens they stroll

What would I hold?

For when memories of old
Are continually told
And the feelings return
A cold heart can burn

What would I yearn?

For a tree sheds its seeds
In the cool autumn breeze
To settle and sow
The new trees to grow

What do I know?

So for now my dear friend
No more thoughts can I send
Please await my return
More reasons to burn

And maybe we’ll learn

To love what is lost
Whatever the cost
For I ask you dear friend
What would I do without you?

This poem is part of the Poetry Book “Positively Poetic – Volume 1

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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