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a flame inside a frame   by S .

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the words here are an excerpt from the FULL poem which can be found here…. a flame inside a frame

Face the past and let your heart be tamed, erase the mistakes, but never forget they were made
I learned this from when she took our picture and ripped it became, I swear after that day I was never the same
The greatest lesson I can give you today is to take a picture of yourself and throw away the frame
Carry it with you and look at it every day, The past is our greatest motivator to never let ourselves be wasted away
And as the days go by and wrinkles consume you face, look at the picture of you younger and notice your pocket has made it to do the same
And when you realize this then you will know that growing older caused no pain, the wrinkles were always there and will always remain
Then go back and look at that frame, the fact it is still shining and new is a reminder of the greatest lesson to you which I can ever lay claim….

Because the frame holds everything in it will never age and the picture in your pocket dared to come out everyday
And because frames know nothing of being open to change, looking at your picture everyday is a reminder you are facing being afraid
You will come to realize that your soul is still the same as the day it was made because a picture of the truth can never be framed
And pictures can wither and be burned by blame, but if you learn and share wisdom in words you will live forever… the proof is when you burn this poem and throw it in the flames

poetry written by me


  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    SEXY COOL.. and then some. Self speaks some mighty fine lyric too.

  • thank you dear, glad you like this writing :)

    – S .

  • myREVolution
    myREVolutionover 4 years ago

    this is named after my faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave poem of all time! (seriously, i brought it to my english class for an assignment but the teacher was pissed cuz it was too long :(…) love it :)

  • haha you did ???? that’s so awesome
    i cant believe you did hahaha
    ur the best

    – S .

  • haha i still love that you brought this to ur eng class thats so sick :)

    – S .

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    I love your words….you know I do :) And I love this sp so much Shoaib. Awesome work all around :)

  • thanks so much shelly :)

    – S .

  • roserock
    roserockover 4 years ago

    A great photo and deep poem. You’re words are food for thought. You always write from the soul. Great piece:)

  • thanks so much rose, means so much that you see my soul in my words

    – S .

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Fabulous SP,….really pleased you have it as your new avatar too. Beautiful and truthful words you speak too….more meaningful than you know.

  • thanks so much, i hope it stands as a reminder to us all that we are still as young as our hearts are

    – S .

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 4 years ago

    excellent image and words! your rockin the aviators!!!!

  • thanks so much angel, these are my favorite shades right now lol thanks for reading too

    – S .

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    is that the justin’s song I hear playing?..bringing that damn sexy back..tell me where i can buy some so I strut by ass around with this shot

  • no way man, i m bumping the new eminem right now, its so raw and lyrical you should check it out … thanks bro

    – S .

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 4 years ago

    how many times can I favourite this?
    how about a million times for the words, and another million for the image………
    p.s. H.O.T!!

  • just twice ;) thanks so much my kindred one :) much love to ya

    – S .

  • sunnyd
    sunnydover 4 years ago

    Too Kool for words and it looks like you’ve got quite the female following… grin :)

  • sigh, i dunno why, the words are universal, but the guys will come around after i’m gone so its all good, and i have nothing but love for everyone :) muah

    – S .

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoover 4 years ago

    looove this handsome sp shoaib and your wisdom shines through your words(again)

  • thanks so much rubyjo, ur support means a lot to me, hope some of this wisdom helps people one day :)

    – S .

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