Rise of the Phoenix

August 29, 2012
By Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou


Her flaming red hair is wild in the wind as she flies
through her dreams to meet the brilliance of the sun.
Burning passion licks off her in blazing sparks.
She reigns the skies with a power in her wings,
but time is constant and age extinguishes the fire.
Beyond the years, she submits to the agony,
to the heat of her making, the boiling of her heart.
Her distant yellow eyes toast the clouds, begging them
to catch her and her body as she plummets to earth.
The clouds mourn the loss of her, but cannot hold her.
This singed, blackened rose takes one last breath of air
and looks at the Hell that has burned her pain.
She calmly, slowly, blows the flame away to the wind.
Her ashes lay in a beautiful and smoky mess.
The sky and stars and sun cry out to the dead.
Wind slowly stirs the ashes in a loving caress,
and from the smoke, a small red blossom grows.
And grows to a blooming, smoldering, red rose.
She spreads her wings, opens her eyes, looks to the sky,
and calls out a song of victory with the Heavens.
This blazing, powerful woman flies through dreams
to meet the brilliance of the sun and soars beyond.



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Sunnyskyes96 said...
on Oct. 18 2012 at 11:15 am
Hey! I believe this is my favorite... its completely enjoyable as I was reading it I can picture in my mind this beautiful but yet powerful creature... Your language is perfect....Im in love with it.. :) 

on Sep. 4 2012 at 1:34 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

Thank you!

on Sep. 2 2012 at 10:00 pm
ScarlettRose390 PLATINUM, Hawthorne, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible, only unbelievable."
"Gotta keep doing it if I want to get better. Gotta stop doing it if I want to ger worse. Gotta do it sometimes if I want to stay the same."

Really good.

on Sep. 2 2012 at 8:35 pm
AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
8 articles 0 photos 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Many that live deserve death and some that have died deserve life, can you give that to them? Do not be to hasty to deal out death and judgement, even the very wise cannot see all ends."


"Can't get no more free randy!"

Wow, really wonderful poem. Best I've read in a while, great job.

on Sep. 1 2012 at 9:21 am
FauxedTea BRONZE, Denver, Pennsylvania
2 articles 3 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
'We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.' -Andre Berthiaume

This is so beautiful! I love how you repeated the "brilliance of the sun" line. I found this poem to be so magical. Great job!


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