Confessions of an Arsonist

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I can feel it growing in me

A need

An urge

An irresistible instinct

 

I can already hear the flames

The cackle

The spit

Of a glorious fire

 

I feel the desperation

To burn

Burn it all

I smile to myself

 

Theres no denying the hunger

Driving me

Pulling me

Pushing the lighter and oil into my hands

 

I know the fire attacking the wood

Will cleanse me

Make me whole

That’s it… that building.

 

I need to feel pure again

My baptism

Baptism of fire

Sprinkle oil on the abandoned building

 

I stare at the quiet calm sky above me

The excitement building

The anticipation

As I watch the stars

 

The fire calls my name,

Light the lighter

Watch the flame

I must answer its call

 

And as I throw it.. and watch the fire start

I breathe deep

Inhaling the first ashes

Feel the power and heat as it grows

 

I feel alive again

As I turn away

My back to the pillar of flames

That ignites the fire in me

 

I walk home satisfied… smiling

An orange red glow

The heat of the sun

Softly loosening its embrace

For Now.

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About saharsalman

Aspiring poet. Spectator of life. Words of Whim.
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9 Responses to Confessions of an Arsonist

  1. ModWestMuse says:

    Powerful and evocative imagery 🙂
    May I ask what was the motivation for this poem?

    Perhaps a future poem on water…?

  2. sounds like someone is really bitter inside.

  3. words4jp says:

    this is wow! i cannot see bitterness – i see a strong desire to do something – something that is so strong from within. i suppose there can be bitter intent, but i am not seeing or feeling it:)

    • saharsalman says:

      For myself all i will say is that i wanted to show an arsonist as someone who cannot control himself rather than a hardened criminal.. the psychological element!

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