Ablaze with passion

once … love lights,

shining brightly,

unmistakeable ensigns

of heartfelt devotion

~~~

But burns a different

flame … anger ignited

through cruel betrayal,

carrying years of torture

in fiery backlash

~~~

Now, alas, all fire’s gone

and eyes are dulled with hurt,

disappointment looks out

– ashes of a vision lost,

and dreams left unfulfilled…

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