I know not to play with you.
I learned that by the age of two.
But I found myself int’rested again
By the time that I turned age ten.
Fire in the fireplace,
Fire in the pit,
Fire in the sky
On the fourth of July.
A little later in life
I found a whole new fire.
One that grew on the inside
When one truly felt inspired.
A fire that burned deep inside me
Drive, determination, destiny.
You burned in me for years and years,
Sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker,
Changed me into a real soul-seeker.
With age, you became just a smolder,
As I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders
I learned to respect you, though, and that is what I did
A lifelong lesson learned as just a young kid.
Written on October 25, 2018