The best blaze brightest because they do not beware the burn.
Live without restraint, untamed,
carry a flame in your gut and a flint on your tongue
flood your lungs and exhale smoke, or you
will choke on regrets that coat your throat.
Let your teeth strike sparks in protest and anger,
with the danger of being consumed to guide you.
Burn bridges to brightly light the way.
Cobain had the brains to be afraid to fade
before he blew them
out – out – like a candle
too bright to handle life
and strife and daughter and wife.
Live fast and free and wild as fire,
desire, a pyre to light in your soul
without which you wouldn't withstand the cold.
Leave your mark like a burning wound
to prove you lived your life as you.
Not someone who sat in silence,
taste the acidic sting of defiance,
violent scars that mar and char
like a cigar to an innocent arm.
Too long I've lived listening to my fears,
I'd rather heat that sears and scars
than freezing fright. Paralyzed,
I'd despise a world that ends in ice.
Even Frost favors fire
so from this day, as will I.
Because the heat that hurts and burns and kills,
fulfills and warms like homely hearth
our planet Earth. So as you go,
always let your glow be known.
A home for those who cannot see,
who need a beacon in the night.
Burn like campfire, bring others to your light.