The Paper Phoenix

September 30, 2012
By Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves."

-William Shakespeare


I cannot watch people read
Seeing their eyes devour the words I have written
My life’s work consumed by sight
And defaced in the fires of imagination.

What a tedious thing it is
Dreaming up stories to be eaten away
My own tale vanishing before my eyes
Becoming a tabula rasa for the next generation.

I have lost, I have loved, I have forgotten the past.
We must burry the past to remember the future.
For it is years gone by my finger weave into stories
Devoured by eyes and beginning anew.

Changing names changing places to hide what once was.
From the ashes I rise with a story for you.


The author's comments:
I would like to thank the cover of Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451 for the inspiration for this poem. I would strongly recommend it for the people who haven't read it.

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on Oct. 5 2012 at 9:48 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

You're welcome, anytime. And thanks, Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite people in history with all the crap she put up with. People think she's so weak, but she's reallly not, like me.

on Oct. 5 2012 at 9:48 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

You're welcome, anytime. And thanks, Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite people in history with all the crap she put up with. People think she's so weak, but she's reallly not, like me.

on Oct. 4 2012 at 6:31 pm
Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves."

-William Shakespeare

Thank you so much for commenting! Fahrenhiet 451 is one of my favorite books in any genre. I love your username!

on Oct. 4 2012 at 9:49 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Good poem, I'm actually reading Fahrenheit 451 for my English class. I like it, because it's more psychological than most books. 




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