The Flame of Youth


A youthful flame once burning bright

Is now too weak for this draining fight

As gusts of wind impede its growth

It vows to break its solemn oath

Afraid of burning out for good

It screams louder than it probably should

The screams and cries are muted each day

Silencing the flame in every way

Wishing for water to sooth its sores

The mighty flame becomes no more

 Miniature Writing Challenge #48


(Tuesday 21st June – Monday 27th June)


This week’s theme is Burning Out. How do people one burn out? Why do people lose their desires, ambitions and dreams? Have they lost hope?  How do they deal with it? Write a poem or short story interpreting this theme.

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