Blast And Burn

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Meteor Showers
Employ a meteor shower or a meteor in your new poem, whether historical, fantastical or metaphorical.

You blasted
into my heart
like a rainstorm
of meteors.
Upon your leave,
you burnt
behind you.

Fireball from the 1998 Leonid meteor shower on Nov. 17,
Photo by astrophotographer Lorenzo Lovato, 1998. (

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Blast And Burn

  1. susan chast says:

    Whew! First they wow you, and then stun when they leave!


  2. A powerful write with such a great take on the prompt, marvellous.


  3. hypercryptical says:

    Brilliant. Such is love and the sometimes destruction it leaves in its wake.
    Anna :o]


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    Absolutely brilliant! Wow!


  5. Yes, love is beautiful, but it burns on its way out.


  6. thotpurge says:

    Gorgeous while it lasts.. !!!


  7. Mary says:

    Really, this is one of my favorites of the poems this week. I can really FEEL something in these words!


  8. Rall says:

    True…the price of intensity !


  9. Sara,
    Beautiful words which work well in both contexts!


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