Vehicle of Life and Death

Winner of Loyola Creative Writing Contest 2009:
Vehicle of Life and Death

Your legs, your waist, your chest, and head,

They all are belted down.
And on your hands are gloves of red,
And on your head a crown.
The Angel Life and Angel Death
Are fighting for your soul.
You feel as though you’re in a hearth
And you’re the flaming coal.
The blaze subsides, there is a light
That’s brighter than the day.
This fire burns cool in blue and white,
And welcomes you to stay.
Electric shock from heart to mind
Acknowledges your confines.
Here suddenly’s a chilly wind
That cleanses and refines.
The fires are gone, the hot, the cool,
And all that’s left to do
Is stoke the embers of your life.
The victor here is you.
Created: 23 September 2008
Just a side note, if anyone (assuming people actually read this blog) is interested in an explanation of why certain poems were written or an explanation of a certain part of a poem, just let me know and I’ll gladly share my reasons. :]

May 30, 2009. Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. Danielle Kristin replied:

    Testing 1, 2. 1, 2.

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