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Light My Fire

by Cole Miller

my heart and soul
are weak structures
of dead wood and
piles of kindling

your heart and soul
are strong structures
of gasoline and
pails of kerosene

love is a deadly match


Author's Note: come on baby... light my fire.

Posted on 04/15/2003
Copyright © 2020 Cole Miller

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Agnes Eva on 04/15/03 at 05:34 AM

i love it. what an awesome metaphor and powerful closing statement (small frowny face for concept of girl as the weak/dead one, but that's just my feminism talkin)

Posted by Kalikala Smith on 04/15/03 at 03:57 PM

who knew the doors could inspire such words;)

Posted by Agnes Eva on 04/15/03 at 04:10 PM

hey, just wanted to add something to that feminism bit above- of course we sometimes feel weak, as in 'weak with desire' or 'dead' from love jadedness. it's not like you're a guy putting women down as weak. i saw the beginning of the poem in an unnecessary angle, and coming back to it, i like it even more and understand it better. and I love that you're expanding on Jim Morrison's brainchild :)

Posted by Amanda L Marron on 04/17/03 at 12:11 AM


Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 05/19/08 at 03:08 PM

Striking symbolism. Combination has to be most volatile!

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 05/19/08 at 04:52 PM

how true it is... congrats on potd!

Posted by Lauren Singer on 05/19/08 at 04:54 PM

for a poem with the key words being 'heart' and 'soul' you've gone and taken a cliche idea and transformed it into some quite unique poetry. congratulations!

Posted by Junemarie Roldan on 05/19/08 at 10:54 PM

Ouch,Well written, strong and to the point.

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