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  1.  Life on Earth

Fighting Fire With Gasoline
by Erica Ivory

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
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Talking to the wall...

Until you turned your head..

Saw your eyes..

Saw that deadly spark

You can't hide..

Told me this life just wasn't for you..

I keep on trying ..

But what can I do?

I keep talking to the wall..

Fighting fire with gasoline..

Can't stop this fire..

Sparks ignite from your eyes..

Loves pain is your inferno

No place left hide..

Fire running through my veins..

My love is burning out..

I know you feel the same.

My heart is black..

From years of your arson attacks..

Crumbling like charcoal..

As you burn the very essence of who I am..

Deep within my soul..

The love is gone..

Yet you stay..

It is up to me to walk away.

Can't keep talking to the wall..

Fighting fire with gasoline..

Can't let you keep burning me..

Must have you out of my life..

Time to heal from our arson fights.

These eyes will have cried enough tears

To drown the memories of those painful years.

Free from walls

Free from fire..

Free from your burning desires.


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Reviewed by William Haynes 3/12/2005
very clever, I very much enjoyed this.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/25/2005
it's always wise to know when to run from a fire ...
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 2/23/2005
Still seeing that guy, Erica? nice vent. Hope all is well with you.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/22/2005
Powerful write Erica!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/22/2005
There is a lot of strength in this piece, Erica. When there is nothing left to salvage, it is best to move on and live your life for yourself. You are only granted so much time and to spend it in a burnt out relationship, for the sake of saying you did, is a waste of a lifetime. Excellent write!
Take care,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/22/2005
Wow! Powerful painful write with a strong positive ending.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 2/22/2005
As one set free, it is a different world-such a different world.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/22/2005
Nice write. I agree with Sue.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/22/2005
I must say that both Dave and Sue put it very well.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/22/2005
The Bible says that you have to lose it, to find it. Like Sue stated sometimes you have to quit - to win. 12-step groups say you need to surrender, before a new life can begin. Very empowering write...
Reviewed by Fritz Barnes 2/22/2005
Oh, boy....don't know if this is autobiographical or not, but speaking as one who has just escaped from almost 20 years of that same living death, I can attest that it rings true.
Reviewed by A PAX 2/22/2005
this is a poem of empowerment
pax A
Reviewed by Sue Hess 2/22/2005
sometimes you just have to quit. good poem
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