My spirit is one with yours; since
burning times and zealot’s reign.
We have walked, talked, made love,
made war lived and died together.
I have burned at the stake with you,
and with rising smoke and ashes, our
souls flew together into the night sky.
Now, finally being reunited with you
after what has seemed an eternity,
I find myself back there once again,
thrown onto the fiery flaming pyre,
my soul slowly burned to oblivion.
You haven’t the strength to fight
these overly pious tormentors, or
put out the flames about me; so
once again, I burn, my essence rises,
a wisp of love bequeathed … I burn.
© Ken Allan Dronsfield
Excerpt from the book Naughty Nuts & Bolts
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