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Fire in the schoolhouse
let it burn, let it burn
flames in a new house
tears in your eyes
you've lost hope
let it burn, let it burn.

I hate to see you so upset
in spite of me, I can't forget
the way I feel
Let it burn, let it burn...

For the knowledge I've found
what I've failed to see
how God is in you
and the same way, in me
and even those kids
who set fire to the schoolhouse
let it burn, let it burn

The knowing won't console
the dull ache in my heart
I can't say a word
of the things that I saw
the paint on the walls
music filters out
medicine through the halls
Let it burn, let it burn

My friend is afraid,
speaks in hushed tones.
My love is grieving,
and I am alone
I hope for redemption,
but I'm certain of yours, even though
you couldn't even say
so much as a "hello"....

I climbed the stairs and watched the music
as my life began to drain
for all my books and reading
the fears and doubts remain
Oh, love
let it burn, let it burn

Fire in the schoolhouse
whisper in the halls
let me play music
bleed out through the walls
hope for redemption
lie all alone
be my exception
I scream in hushed tones
Simplicity evaded
lack unsatisfied
fire in the schoolhouse
tears in your eyes
let it burn.

Stories I write
those I tell myself
deep in the mind
in sickness and health
devoted to myself
grief, worry, fear
please take my hope
don't you shed a tear

Simplicity lost
I can offer nothing
Let it burn, let it burn...
I wrote this several months ago in school.
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MusesDaughter Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really really good. One of the best of yours I've read so far! Very, very nice job!
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!!! =D
So... I guess you like the ones that don't make a lot of sense.... ;p
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MusesDaughter Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I like them all but this one really strikes a chord. Its very good!
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! :bow:
I'm glad you like it. I am quite happy with this one, to be honest. =D But I'm very happy that you read and like my poems. :)
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
What's the meaning/story/what have you behind this poem? I'm trying to figure it out, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wellll.... it was originally based on a poem I wrote a few months ago, after there had been a couple cases of arson around where I live. My friend was freaking out about it. At the same time, I was struggling with a lot of emotional problems. I edited that original poem, to make the words flow a bit better, and came out with this.
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marianicole7898 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is really good, beautiful. It reminds me of a song called The Hurricane by 30 seconds to Mars its a great song. [link]
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MelodieRox Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! =D
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marianicole7898 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha yeah
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Laughing-Pyro Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is amazing! :la:
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