“Put Out the Fire”

“Put out the FIRE

Fire will burn when left to senseless FOAM

o’er wood untended cause the wildest show.

As raked the burning embers to their home

My heart is restless as the fire BELOW.


Below the embers ‘neath that fire’s BURN

Unblemished memories; impassioned, stark ,

Remorseless in the depth to which I yearn

No need to rake the coals though they grow dark.


Dark thoughts are sent to water fire DOWN

One smoky ruin, smoldering, I wait

While scarlet timbers crackle , I am bound…

No! Crushing heartache I cannot escape.


ZYMURGY is the very last word in the dictionary.  Use the “Last Word” of each first and last line of every stanza. Last word of your title becomes the first word of the first line of your poem.  The last word of the first line dictates number of lines in that stanza. Use that word as an Acrostic in that stanza, with the last word of the last line becoming the first word of your next stanza, stringing your thoughts together.  There is no rhyme scheme, but you can make it rhyme.  No syllable count, but you can experiment with one if you wish. Let your muse be the yeast that gets a rise out of you and see what you can brew up.

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