Throw the dragon into the fire

Cut open his soul

Swallow his wounds

Embrace his lips

As flames fade

Cut through the existence

Deep scarlet eyes

Succumbed to desire

With belief in the story

As created life

Burns thoughts of redemption

Drowned in the waves

Wounds bathed in pain

As penetrated time

Bow down to the horizon

Echoed in screams

Placed at the beginning

For it is good to cry

And release the fire.

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21 Responses to Acid

  1. Throw the dragon in the fire— I like it. Very strong images that I can’t get out of my brain. Unless I use acid.

  2. brian miller says:

    it is good to dry…and release the fire…
    it is sad that anyone teach their children otherwise…i think
    our repressed emotions are one of the things that is wrecking us

  3. claudia says:

    i think it is def. helpful if we have a good “anger management” that we allow our emotions to surface so we can deal with them in a grown up way

  4. Mary says:

    Indeed sometimes crying is helpful to release one’s feelings rather than being eaten up by them.

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    “For it is good to cry / And release the fire.”…the best way to deal with dragon….

  6. I like the metaphor of tears ~ a release to extinguish the fire of painful emotions ~ well done.

  7. There are occasions when we have to release that anger.. Like a pressure cooker we might explode otherwise

  8. Gabriella says:

    I like how you use the dragon as a metaphor for anger. And yes the best way to deal with dragons is indeed to throw them into the fire.

  9. Grace says:

    That’s one way of dealing with the “acids” in your body ~ I like the rich metaphors in your verses Alan ~

  10. i love how you end it.. and the metaphors.

  11. arathi says:

    it’s always good to release the emotions and not to carry them inside..very nice:)

  12. This is a powerful write. “It is good to cry and release the fire” comes as a relief at the end of the poem. So well done, Alan.

  13. Gillena Cox says:

    of heroes and adventure, this is the stuff its made of; great use of images

    have a nice Sunday

    much love…

  14. Stormcat says:

    The enemy within is the hardest to defeat becaues he is you and knows your every move. Aproach with a broken heart and contrite spirit, recruit him (yourself) as your best allie and console his/your pain with honest tears. Then you will quench the fire that consumes you.

  15. Poet Laundry says:

    Crying is such a release…I definitely think we are given the ability for a reason. Nicely writ Alan!

  16. Myrna says:

    Yes. I think tears cleanse. The let the acid within burn out. You write of this so well.

  17. Let the tears flow and drown the fire.

  18. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I like the way you have expressed your theme in this poem – each line carries its own weight.

  19. G L Meisner says:

    I like the flaming tears idea in the last two lines.

  20. 1sojournal says:

    Have you ever heard of the 51st dragon?


  21. Crying is helpful sometimes….it indeed releases the fire of emotions buried deep emotions… nicely penned… 🙂

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