Burn It Down



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I did not start the fire

But I laughed as the world burned

Warmed in the pyre

Of all the lessons yet unlearned

Sorting chaff with an ire

~~~

What little you must know

Unfound, an ounce of sanctity

In all the hate you sow

Words like weeds to humanity

Strangling as they grow

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You cannot bait me small as this

Opinion offers no reprieve

Spiritual poison in the kiss

Cannot change what I believe

Regardless, what you may wish

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So, burn it to the ground

If that is your great desire

But my words will not be found

Fanning your hateful fire

It is in truth my words are bound

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Comments
14 Responses to “Burn It Down”
  1. beth says:

    very intense and passionate words

  2. Jim Borden says:

    what a great opening stanza!

  3. Always as powerful and as sensitive as ever. Smashing good my friend!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    For a supposedly advanced society, we sure are slow learners.

  5. Yes, you bound your words in truth.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    So nice to read this today it is beautiful here and the birds are very happy.

    We were talking about you this morning and all the reasons why we respect who you are. You are not influenced in your work at least you don’t change your work to meet what ever the new style might be. You are consistent and very disciplined. You write so beautifully Brad and you are kind.

    I love this:

    “You cannot bait me small as this
    Opinion offers no reprieve
    Spiritual poison in the kiss
    Cannot change what I believe
    Regardless, what you may wish”

    Need I say more. Sending my love. ❤️🤗🦋🌹Jonikins

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