When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…

Pervasive fireplace


You are all fired up   
sending flames of distress instead of cozy warmness   

I question you   
Why not colour this night with dancing sparkles?
Why not share your radiant warmness?
Why not show a smoky smile?

You answer in ardent movements
consuming news in abrasive outbursts
flaming this world’s blood reality
No more reminders of hunger
No more reading material
No more war photos
No empty tears
No deception

Your highly exothermic reaction
stops me from approaching you

    Your explosion shakes me

Ignited red paper articles transmute into grey ash

Maybe you are right
We should all flame those words
SHOUT  at   passive acceptance
Question the deaths
the distress
the power

_____Adriana Citlali

NOTE: Tomorrow, 20th November 2014, we officially celebrate the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Today it is difficult to argue that the country is in a position to have any celebration. I do not advocate violence, and do not propose to use it either. However, I do advocate a reaction, to not accept this reality, to fight for human rights, for security, for a stop of violence, a human humanity, peace.

I cannot say that I have been active enough… A poem can be a start.

Today’s fired-up poem got surprisingly inspired by a random choice of an adjective and a noun (pervasive fireplace) after Marina Sofia’s prompt at Poetics: Make the Abstract Concrete… | dVerse.

Author: Adriana Citlali Ramírez

A citizen of the world, born in Mexico city... A physicist (working as a geophysicist) and a part-time artist (creative writing, oil/acrylic painting, photography)… All posts, visual art, and poems ©Adriana Citlali Ramírez. All rights reserved.

10 thoughts on “Pervasive fireplace

  1. I agree with your comment and wish for peace in Mexico.

    And to your poem – I never considered it before, but love can certainly be exothermic. 🙂

  2. I can understand why the Mexican people want justice, fairness and accountability rather than deaths and corruption. Hopefully one day there will be “No more war photos / No empty tears / No deception.”

  3. Yes, a poem can be a good start…ideas are powerful! May peace overcome violence, may justice win its war. Felicidades a Mexico!

  4. def. we should never stop fighting… and a poem can be a start…it always starts with words in fact… wishing mexico peace…

  5. Direct and effective poetry. I really enjoyed reading this.

    Sending peaceful thoughts your way….

  6. The metaphor of the fireplace works perfectly. Words might sometimes not be enough, and what a contrast to the dread of a northern climate.

  7. Peace to Mexico please. It’s true that the fight for a decent humanity is continuous. At first, I laughed at the heading, ‘Pervasive Fireplace’, but then of course didn’t. Fire is cleansing, honest anger too.

  8. Forgot to mention: http://broadstrokes.org/2014/11/19/the-art-of-change-new-trends-in-activist-art/ Just proves that the Arts can change things, and one has to start somewhere.

  9. Peace to Mexico…
    Thank you all for your kind messages and for the support and encouragement to my country. Things have to change. I have to believe that there is hope for my country.

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