The Matchstick



“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
― Carl Sagan


The fifth object in our Objectivity challenge is,

the matchstick.


Don’t play with matches,

as you could spark,

a blazing desire,

for the lick of a flame,

the thrill of the burn,

and nothing will ever be the same.


But why would we want things to remain the same?


Change is,

a Promethean whisper,

handed down from man to man,

as each generation asks,

Do you have a light?


The life of a match once lit is short,

but in that time it can pass on its spark,

to a candle which lights our way in the dark,

a fire to keep us warm in the cold,

a fuse which can remove obstacles in our path,

help us discover hidden treasures in the earth,

or illuminate the night with a glittering glow.


It can also burn down our home,

incinerate our land,

reduce our knowledge to ashes,

and send us back into the dark ages.


“Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.”
― David Brin


LB - combustion


Let inspiration shine on!


2 thoughts on “The Matchstick

  1. Pingback: This is the Enderman my friend | THE ICONOPHILE

  2. Pingback: Smoke gets in my eyes. | THE ICONOPHILE

Please share your views

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.