Sunday, July 5, 2015

Old Flames--By Richard Sponaugle--United States

Old Flames

Their recall triggers…
can be a faded 8 X 10 photo
you stumble across,
a snowstorm that rekindles
tender memories,
a hurricane that shares
his or her name,
or a burnt cigarette,
recalling the time your ex
torched your residence
to ashes.

Richard Sponaugle was born 4-20-60 in Maryland and raised in Northern Virginia.  He received a BA from George Mason University.  A prolific poet and songwriter, he has been published in many venues. 


  1. This is a wonderfully ingenious write. I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem. You have amazed me by your talents you exude with this piece, Great work,


  2. I really enjoyed your work, a great read!

  3. Hi Richard. Good to see you here at Whispers once again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful poem. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Richard,
    I enjoyed this. It is interesting how the end kind of ties in with the title. Good poem.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  5. Hi Everyone,

    Thank you for your kind comments on Rick's creative poem. I will send them to him. Wonderful use of imagery to share your thoughts, Rick. It is always a pleasure to publish your poetry.

    Blessings and best wishes,