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…