Flame of My Heart

It's like a spark

A light that illuminates for a second

But may give invaluable knowledge

It was like a spark

When I finally realized what I'd been missing

But it was there and now I can keep it

Close to my heart

It became a flame

Like sparks in a fireplace often do

When there's a safe place to keep it

It became a flame

When I decided I would be true

Everburning, it can never go out

If I hold onto it

Please feel the spark

That my emotions fanned to flame

And my heart will keep burning

Can you feel a spark?

Is there a safe place in your heart

Where you can nurture it?

Or will you leave only smoke?

Do you feel a flame rising in your heart?