The Flame

Once upon a time
There was a flame in my life
It burnt in my heart
It made me start
To realise that

This flame gave me life
It gave me a reason
And a purpose
But I let it come to the surface
And if you get too close

It will bite you with tongues
And leave you bemused
As you try to find
A reason in your mind
Why did it hurt so much?

There once was a flame in my life
But it came to the surface
Was it really worth it?
But now without a doubt
This flame has burnt out