Poems by
Dan John Shinabarger

Fire within

a poem by Dan John Shinabarger

I look at you
I see only you
When will you be mine?
I don’t know only god knows
But I can’t tell you how I feel
I’m so afraid
I’ve been hurt before
And don’t wish to be again
But what I feel burns within
Like a fire out of control
It rages within
Getting brighter and brighter
Stronger and stronger
Hotter and hotter
I fear I may have to tell you how I feel
Not that I don’t want to
But soon I must so I can, maybe, gain control.