Atop the world doth burn eternal sun,

over the Earth ’till Armageddon come.

The bringer of light and bringer of life,

the cause of much joy, and of as much strife.


From the beginning of humanity,

the flame of the gods held the vital key;

man’s role became inexorably higher,

when his ancestor first discovered fire.


Humanity’s passion like flame hath burned,

for many a year that the earth hath turned;

’til all man’s creations put upon the pyre,

and burn them away in the final fire.


A poem for

The Daily Prompt – Burn

©Daniel Amatiello 2016