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The Sacred Fire
by L. G. Figgins

Friday, March 17, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I arise today 

Through the strength of heaven:

Light of sun,

Radiance of moon,

Splendor of fire,

Speed of lightning,

Swiftness of wind,

Depth of sea,

Stability of earth,

Firmness of rock.

--St. Patrick


The Sacred Fire

The aura which surrounds us
the very air we breathe
and every step we take
is holy

Even as we falter and stand again


We are born of fire, it lives within
the spark of will to hope
to push through struggle
and the courage to endure

We reach for our kin, the stars

They leave invisible trails
whose dust we inhale
and we are pulsed by the light
infused with a serpentine glow

This life force carrys us forward
as we exist through the present
and acknowlege the past that refined us
making us pure in kilns of pain

No heaven exists on earth
except the beauty of her dominion
and love that is the only constant
in a state of flux
These are joy in a sad, short life

We remember
where we began birthed from the stars
Spend our lives longing to return
while fullfilling our destiny on earth

This sacred fire within us
is indestructible as iron
forged from a white-hot furnace
A remnant of our creation


(c) Linda Gayton 2006


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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/18/2006
Well, Lin, you know I like this poem, quoted it and everything. :-) Thank you for participating. I'm glad you're pleased. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by totally anonymous 3/18/2006
a powerful spiritual write i enjoyed this
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/18/2006
Strong images and words
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/18/2006
I've read this before but it's such a beautiful
piece well worth a second or third reading.
So spiritual and inspiring! Loved it Lin!
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 3/17/2006
The sacred fire burns within us all and we can't help but be touched by it's flame. but in this time for many nothing is sacred.
"No heaven exists on earth except the beauty of her dominion and love that is the only constant in a state of flux. These are joy in a sad short life" Excellent. For every step we take we should be thankful, But too many of us are not.For every joy we feel we should be hopeful But some of us cannot because we are lost in the storm, yet regardless we falter and live to stand again. What a wonderful write. Pierre.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 3/17/2006
I absolutely adore this, Lin. will be back to read again. take care, Dawn
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/17/2006
Outstanding Lin! We all have the fire, though it needs stoking a lot;-) Splendid keeper!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/17/2006
I like this
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/17/2006
Most powerful write Linda!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/17/2006
A poem of eternal proportions, Lin. Thank you for sharing this awesome gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/17/2006
Wonderfully expressed! I enjoyed!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/17/2006
What a powerful set of verses, Linda!
Splendid work.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/17/2006
You know I love this magnificent poem, it's a keeper for sure
God bless you on St Patrick's Day
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 3/17/2006
And we are never happy after we are dead.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/17/2006
The sacred fire within us - Marvelous, Linda; both your poem, and St. Patrick's quote. Love that picture, too.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/17/2006

As grand, as hopeful as Creation--beautiful lines here.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/17/2006
And the spirit will always live on . Great poetry. Happy St. Patrick's Day

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