The chains of enslavement
and fears manacles
burn into my wrists,
Condemned and held,
captive within this iron chamber.
Release the furnace
Breathe in the fire.
Consume endless guilt,
a saturated Spirit.
in the cleansing fire,
entering my soul
with eternal oil,
in molten grace,
Enveloped with your presence.
Written for Poetry Jam
There is a cleansing aspect to fire indeed. It can definitely burn away some of the undesirable…and purify the soul!
I believe it must mean something if most places of worship have candles or fires. Looking at the flames does make us feel its purifying quality.
You have given such a positive aspect of something that starts out feeling scary. This is a good prompt, Alan. Thanks.
was wondering if you would go the route of the cleansing fire…smiles….freedom from the fire through the redeeming fire…..
nice, Alan… I especially like stanza 3
Breathe in the fire . . . great write.
Nice. Fire, water, wind, all have cleansing properties. Good to focus on this for spiritual growth.
An awesome challenge begets an awesome poem … thanks Alan.
I love the cleansing fire, the soul is wrapped in His presence ~
… ‘enveloped with your presence’ ~~ feeling an overwhelming, consuming sense of healing is very powerful. Very nice.
I could really feel the power in the last two lines. Fabulous.
being cleansed and purified by fire…wow…awesome poem Alan
Fire burns and fire purifies. An enjoyable read.
Alan, such a great prompt, I had so many ideas, almost didn’t make it to a poem 🙂 A wonderful poem with the intensity of fire! Happy New Year!