I am Fire..!!

I am a woman and a proud one at that- I believe and therefore I am!

I am fire, I burn all down,
I am fire, I light all up-
stay away; in dark & cold,
shadows of your ignorance stretching o’er beyond!
Come close to see the Imprints,
haunt the shadows, till those leave.
You’ld be enlightened, all fears would go..

Flowing in the veins of land,
I dwell in the stretches of sky,
wind lights me up, I dance with Joy!
I scare the water, when I roar amidst the clouds..
I collapse its being, it tears itself down.

They light me up to celebrate..
I Purify all, ask the Gold.
I swamp without discrimination, I immerse them all.

I am the destruction; yet, create bonds.
They whirl around me, making sacrifices,
they walk around me, solemnizing their vows.
I scare the beasts- spreading the light,
I set the fire on them; they wail n cry.

With each Human doused lapped in me; yet, I am neat, a rarity.
With all the chants up in the air, I bring about… purity.

I am the Omniscient, I am Thee-
In Order to do all, in order to be-
I light myself up, setting the fire on me..!!



This Post/Poem wins the The Perfect Poet Award for week- 27/August, 2010.

The Perfect Poet Award- Week- 27, August- 2010

I had switched off the lights

And declared myself dead..

When that tiny voice over my shoulder, woke me up again..


I asked.

It brought me here..


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88 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sam373
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 20:04:03

    You got me buggen girl!


  2. buttercup600
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 12:28:56

    Wow…so many comments…love this…vivid imagery with amazing word flow Olivia…sending you love xx


    • Olivia
      Oct 06, 2010 @ 12:48:24

      I just noticed your country flag and jumped to comments to see if it was you… IT WAS YOU!! Sending Loads of Love to you too sweetheart.. xoxox


  3. Shashi
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 00:50:23

    Liked it so much… and enjoyed the way you turned it around in the end…

    เฅ เคจเคฎเคƒ เคถเคฟเคตเคพเคฏ
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com


  4. Caribbean Fool
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 18:16:48

    Olivia, you as always have a way with words. I didn’t always understand all of the imagery but you paint such a vivid picture it is always worth coming by for a second look. Take care of yourself.



    • Olivia
      Oct 05, 2010 @ 18:18:23

      Thanks CRB.. It has to do with culture that is Indian, atleast most of it.. Thanks again for your wishes.. You too take care of yourself..!!


  5. RiikaInfinityy ๋งˆ์™•
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 18:06:56

    Burn! Let it burn! =P Great words! :D~~~


  6. Trisha
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 20:35:53

    Just fantastic. wonderful combination of poem and pictures.


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  10. C.
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 09:48:10

    very good one!!


  11. Christina
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 20:03:02

    I especially love this line: I am the Destruction yet I create Bonds


    • Olivia
      Aug 31, 2010 @ 21:54:07

      I thank you..
      In Indian Culture, Corpses are lit..
      For austerities, again Fire is THE element. Infact, every new thing is initiated with one.. for it is considered to be the “purest form” of any existence. So lighting up a Fire is for purification process..
      Even marriages happen whirling around Fire..


  12. Jingle
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 18:53:01

    Rally week 28 will be September 9-15,
    this week no Rally…..

    Christina: http://wildspicywordsauce.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/truth/

    Mango: http://mangoesntangoes.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/the-expression-of-my-affections/

    help giving comments to two brand new participants, many thanks…


  13. 700miles
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 22:25:32

    smiles! very nicely written…..take care! love the blog theme too ๐Ÿ˜‰


  14. Meenakshi
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 21:40:20

    Wow ,i cant believe u have grown up to be such a fine poet …lovely words ,such beautiful marriage of words with the significance of fire in our culture…way to go Babes….am so proud of u !!!


    • Olivia
      Aug 30, 2010 @ 22:43:54

      Mee.. I love you for your words.. Would you believe it that I had conceived about the concept some 2 years back watching a candle and playing with an all-pin? This was later crafted on the 1st day I had created my Blog..

      I am so blessed to have you as my friend..


  15. Jingle
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 19:11:29


    Happy Monday,
    5 awards 4 u, enjoy!

    simply open a page titled awards, display them, feel proud…
    the first 3 awards are not to be passed on,


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  18. Artswebshow
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 06:55:13

    enjoyed this.
    I like it


  19. mokismayo
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 01:41:09

    wonderful, women are fire every interesting one.thanks 4 sharing.


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  22. heartspell
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 00:39:30

    Such a strong piece…thanks for sharing and thank you for the blogger award. ๐Ÿ™‚ Heartspell


    • Olivia
      Aug 29, 2010 @ 10:58:07

      Gee thanks again.. I know it was kinda hard hitter. They are my close sentiments, depicting my feelings and experiences..

      Lovely weekend to you..


  23. Jingle
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 05:46:26

    pick three awards from my post,
    pass them to 1 to 10 blogging friends with whom you believe that they deserve them.
    have fun!
    Take good care.


  24. Sampada
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 04:49:05

    Very nice one and very close to heart. Yeah, it really inspires all the women to remain strong in all the adverse situations and the poem reinforces us to believe in the power vested in all the women.
    Great inspiration!!!

    Good one, Iam proud of you.


    • Olivia
      Aug 28, 2010 @ 09:47:54

      Thanks Ruby.. It competed with Poet Bloggers all across the Globe whoever competed. I was the New Entrant for this time. Very sweet of my fellow bloggers to have nominated me.
      I had no idea what I was agreeing to when Ji had invited me to participate..
      I am glad I did..
      Ruby, your comments are invaluable- you know that for sure..


  25. Jingle
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 03:47:25


    did you nominate a fellow poet for week 28?


  26. jaredamuscat
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 03:31:10

    Well written, and congratulations!


  27. Jingle
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 01:07:06


    letting u know that u have won the perfect poet award week 27.
    Happy Friday


  28. carolina
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 23:30:09

    Hugs to you. I love the self examination of this piece


  29. lovelyannie79
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 15:52:44

    powerful! rich and intense imagery…You are fire…I love it


  30. Jessica
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 14:48:02

    Very powerful! I love the imagery here.


  31. Jamie Dedes
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:35:35

    Well wrough. Does double duty.

    Rally on …



  32. Anky0112
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 06:17:34

    beautiful…. powerful.. so true ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Olivia
      Aug 27, 2010 @ 11:56:00

      Welcome and thanks to you too.. Fire and woman are the most magical and mythical elements.. I have only tried to show how woman is the FIRE..


  33. wondrinsoul
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 04:07:10

    nice sentiment! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚


  34. Jessica Graf
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 04:02:54



  35. Leo (Leonnyes)
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 23:01:16

    ah, the pictures between your words make the read so much better ๐Ÿ™‚ good one.. Olivia.! ๐Ÿ™‚


  36. Ms. Peaches
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 20:40:13

    “I scare the water when I roar” uooh powerful…I enjoy this piece very much wonderfully written thank you for sharing

    http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/attention-deficit/ โ€Ž


  37. Raven
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 20:33:57

    I love it! I get the sensation of old times when connections were more than one night stands and magic was real. Glad to have read this ๐Ÿ™‚


  38. thoughtsnotlost
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 20:25:52

    Wow. I love the powerful use of words and the images with the poem add all the more!


  39. Someone Is Special
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:55:53

    your images and the poem make everyone feel the fire..

    Do stop by Sweetened Waters

    –Someone Is Special–


  40. Jingle
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:44:57

    I am very happy to see you in,
    it was early morning 5am when I respond to your question, sorry I have to wait until day time to link and comment… Way to go…

    visit participants in my list so that you get the most possible feedback…
    have fun today!


  41. Jingle
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:43:30

    your images add much credit to your work,
    perfect combination…
    I feel and see fire in your word.


    • Olivia
      Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:49:15

      I Thank you so much for helping me understand since I am very new to this Blogging thing.. Bless you for pulling me in.. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I appreciate all your efforts and everything that you are doing to join new Poets in this community..

      Way to go..


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  43. vacuousverse
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 18:35:12

    Nicely done! I love the duality of the message.


  44. Sonya
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 16:51:29



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  47. Subhendu
    May 09, 2010 @ 22:58:14

    its awesome.. really nice and good to read..
    kEEp this up and good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚


  48. Olivia
    Mar 28, 2010 @ 07:07:43

    I had composed this poem some two years back. Since I didn’t blog then, it rested in my memory bank. I am posting across for all of you to read..


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