Burning the Nail Poetry Challenge – Poet: RunningInHeels

Welcome, one and all, to a challenge catered to inspire the poet’s heart in each of us.  A poem, any length and style, to be written about the chosen theme: Burning the Nail. So, what the heck does that mean? That is where the fun begins.Red hot nails

 

Thank you everyone that participated in our poetry challenge.  The submissions were amazingly diverse and deep, taking our theme in so many different ways. We are in awe of all of you.  We thought that perhaps it was time to give everyone a peek behind the curtain and tell you the story behind BURNING THE NAIL.  So, what does it actually mean? We have no idea.  Sheila’s youngest child came up with it.  It was a favorite lyric substitution to many different songs from lullabies to heavy metal.

“I think I heard it sung for a least a week straight, both whispered quietly while playing to singing loudly with the radio in the car.  The more I heard it, the more it called to me.  What could this really mean? ”

So, now you know the truth. The words of a child; molded and shaped into a series of incredible works of poetry.  Isn’t it amazing what such a simple phrase can be transformed into?

Eternally Grateful,

Sheila Hall and Robert Zimmermann 

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Burning the Nails
by RunningInHeels

Burning the nails
Into my soul
Under my feet
Piercing the foul.

Scars of crimson
Up to the knee
Stabs into heart
Nowhere to flee.

Burning the nails
Stabbing in soul
When everything fails
braking the goal.

So scrub off the rust
And heat up the metal
Make `em piercing just
only hurt thy petal.

Burning the nails
While scraping the skin
Along the trails
To passage within.

Burn, burn those nails
Screech, pray, make it last
When morning bails,
Awaked, makes us blast.

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