My Piano's on Fire (Spontaneous Combustion)

By megaprime81

As i lightly tickle the ivory
Fire starts burning oh so slow
Pouring forth from agony
The keys play their own
Melancholy tune

Someone cries "Bring some water!"
And i, as a command, tell them "No."
"That boy's on fire!"
I hear them exclaim
I won't even think
Of extinguishing the flame
Inspired by fire 
As it burns my soul

Charcoal black are we both burnt
The piano and I are fused
Into one burning being
Translating sound
Into music as we go
Someone shouts "Encore!"
But by then both
Piano and I are
No more

Good ridence
I've got a bigger audience now

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Copyright 2013 megaprime81
Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

This i wrote as sort of a fantasy...spontanewous combustion only burns people it strikes, and nothing else.
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  • carlosjackal On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, carlosjackal (2576)By person wrote:

    Ah, this is a pearler. Wonderful fantasy piece.

  • Peyton1 On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Peyton1 (209)By person wrote:

    Nicely done mp81, the feeling in this one runs deep. This is not merely sound, it is truly music! Write on dude.....

  • megaprime81 On Thursday, November 21, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. But it's my Muse that deserves the credit.

  • FadedBlues On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, FadedBlues (2938)By person wrote:

    ...intense write, & we can still hear the melody from your celestial stage...

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thanketh thou. I'm amazed at how many comments this one poem has gotten! Much love for DP.

  • Numbers Peppelini On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Numbers Peppelini (94)By person wrote:

    Virtuoso performance pulled from the wreckage of ones torment. Canvass turning to sullen ashes before fading to black. Very nice write

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. I love you all because you're the talented ones on this site; all i do is write.

  • TWiiSTEDAnGeL On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, TWiiSTEDAnGeL (415)By person wrote:

    This is just awesome! I love it. Very well done!

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. I'm glad you like it. Thank my muse; it/he is responsible.

  • Alanarchy On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Alanarchy (1141)By person wrote:

    Yes. Thank you. Bookmarked.

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    The response to this work is absolutely stunning. Thank you.

  • A former member wrote: This is awesome.

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. All the kind words are overwhelming!

  • blue angel On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, blue angel (1115)By person wrote:

    Transcending in fire to the tune of powerful poetry, much enjoyed it:)~

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. I'm overwhelmed at the response to this poem.

  • A former member wrote: Now there is an interesting image. You only get burnt when playing with fire if you feel it as pain, it has its purging aspects as well. Really liked this, very unique.

  • megaprime81 On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you for the kind words. I love it at DP.

  • Intoxicating Delirium On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Intoxicating Delirium (394)By person wrote:

    I like this, its very original... It has such a feeling to it.. to be connected to music. I can understand that feeling, but to be connected to the music you can make, I unfortunately could never understand. You made me a little bit closer from this read.. Great write :)

  • megaprime81 On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    Thank you. The Muse isn't always on fire, but this time i think he/it was.


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