Fire and Air

I am the flame that flickers when you pass by

I’m calm

I’m quiet

And I can tell when you lie


I burn myself to light up for you

Your friends

Your foes

And all of mine too.


I’ll keep you warm,

I’ll keep you safe,

I’ll shine the way,

In night or day.


But you,

My dear,

Are one of those types

That pick and prod

And have no fear

Of getting burned

Or scorched or scarred

You test this flame

And disregard

All the damage

That I can claim


You play with fire

With a smile on your face

And I dance away

From the chance of your embrace


You must come to learn

That timing is everything

I can be held,

If you can handle the burn.


And I’ll do what I can

To protect you from me

And all I will ask

Is a great wide sea


Take me as I am,

I’ll do the same for you,

Because you are the air,

And my smoke can consume you,

But one tiny breath from your lips

Can put me out

And one tiny moment without you

Can kill me


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