Fire burning so brightly around me
That fire has carried me through so much
That fire sometimes hides what I don’t want others to see about me.
Being weak or vulnerable sometimes has people jump on you like vultures looking for their next meal.
Making you wonder if you can survive such an attack when your emotions are so raw.
And so you hide behind that flame, and sometimes you are not afraid to get burned if it means standing up for yourself.
But most of the time, you are that flame silently burning until it all comes crashing down on you.
But you haven’t let that happen yet because, you know, stepping out and letting others see what your flame is all about.
It isn’t just good for you but for those that have risked too close to you all this time.
For your worth, it and the endless possibilities are burning on just like the flame inside you.
The flame that will never fade no matter how your life goes up and down.
Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes