Thursday, November 01, 2012

Matches (Nov 1 Prompt: Matches)

Matches
(whether wooden
or in cardboard
matchbooks)
usually look alike,
almost
interchangeable.

Human matches
rarely ever
look alike
on the outside,

but inside
all their souls
need
is a little
oxygen and
the proper balance
of friction,
intensity,
contact,

and they will

start a fire
and warm a
moonlit beach,

light a candle
and make the flesh of two
into one,

shine a light
and guide us
out of the darkness.

[For Poetic Asides November Poem-a-Day #novpad]

12 comments:

  1. This is quite wonderful, and thoroughly enjoyable read. :)

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  2. Awesome poem, I never thought of people as matches and it works so well. Bravo, my friend, Bravo *standing and applauding*

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    1. Thanks and I appreciate your enthusiasm.

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  3. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Love what you did with the prompt, poet friend! :)

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    1. Thank you, anonymous person.

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  4. Great theme, images, wordplay and metaphors. Love it!

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  5. I never met-a-phor that I didn't like, but your's is particularly good!

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    1. Thanks, this made me smile.

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  6. And, need I point out, the best "matches" result in a bright and beautiful flame?

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  7. here is to hoping that we start a few fires...keep a few warm...and light the way for others....love it man...

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