Passion is all the vivid colours of a raging fire,
penetrating the darkness of the night.
It smells like sweat;
the fluids of the body spent in the pursuit of victory.
It tastes like the purity of water
drowning you in its refreshment,
and drenching you with the motivation
and strength to continue.
It sounds like the relentless thump
of a pounding heart.
Passion is contagious enthusiasm
that unleashes like wildfire.
*Taken from House of Words: Anthology of Verse Young Writers of Canada
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