Written by Jacob Ibrag

I reached for the flames, willingly. I

knew the repercussions and reached anyway.

Third degree burns through the layer of my skin.

Third degree burns feel different than I imagined. I

scream at first and live through the pain. I clasp

my hands and marry my own existence.

Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli

Over the years Eyes + Words has turned into a wonderful budding family of over fifteen thousand people across all platforms. It’s surreal and humbling to know that the art of poetry and story is alive and thriving. That being said, I hope that the creation of the Eyes + Words Writers Group serves as a vehicle and launch pad to help and support writers and the aspiring ones to keep manifesting words that many out there are searching for everyday. So go on and contribute, lets elevate together. Everyone is encouraged to share their experiences with anything involving writing.

8 comments on “Willingly

  1. Wow that defines what majority of us do. We reach foe the flames knowing the consequences.

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  2. Beautiful. This is a great piece. Lots to take away here..

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  3. An all too familiar experience.

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  4. Sometimes, you need to experience through an immense sort of pain, in order, to feel alive!

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  5. Last line is amazing, though “marry”- this has very final implications. Can you not touch the fire for a little while, deal with the burns and then decide to play it safe, so to speak?

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