The Inner Fire

Written By David E. Young , 2000
Have you ever stood on a mountain, 
And seen for miles around,
And wished you could capture that moment 
Where it seems there are no bounds?

Or seen the sun while rising 
Or setting in the West,
With all those glorious colors 
That give you drive and quest?

These are awesome things; 
Yes, they inspire awe,
But there is one thing more awesome 
Than all that nature draws.

There is an inner fire 
Installed in every human
That seldom burns or glows, 
And needs a helping hand.

But when the spark is lit, 
And the inner fire is burning,
There is nothing to compare
With that amazing inner feeling!

It explodes within your soul 
And lends fire to all around!
And the beauty it creates 
Is more mysterious than the clouds!

I speak. my friends, of none other 
Than the most beautiful sight;
The most wonderful feeling 
That fills when everything's right.

And to find it, one must explore;
For it's different every time.
Love is the trigger spark it 
For some, some of the time. 

For others it may be something 
Exciting, like a prize. 
For others, that beachfront walk 
In the moonlight will suffice.

Some find it in God, 
And some in a job well done.
Few find it in money 
Or gain that helps no one.

This inner fire I speak of 
Will change your life forever.
And you will be the wiser 
After experiencing this fire.

If you haven't guessed 
The most joyous experience there is,
Then seek, my friend, you'll find it
When your heart is ready to give.

The experience I speak of, 
If by now you still don't know
Is true joy, the only lasting
Beauty which can only grow..

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