keep my fire company


just like me,
keep my fire
calm my nerves,
relieve my fears,
warm my hurt,
dry my tears,
and when
your calm
is mine
to keep,
ease me,
into sleep

© 1974 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by ParagKini, courtesy
originally linked to the Daily prompt – burn
but it must play with the Daily prompt – candle
while i work on a new one
and it insists that the Daily prompt – calm
is it’s middle name

2 thoughts on “keep my fire company

  1. I really like this poem. I hadn’t talked to you for a while and was wondering if you were okay. I do like this poem. I hope that you are dealing with past hurts in a healthy way.


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