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From Ashes to Ashes

August 29, 2018
By Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


Wind stirs up the dying embers;

One spark, two;

Flame ignites where a spark occurs;

To the fuel that burns I bid adieu;

Thick, black smoke the fire conjures;

Crackling heat will ensue.

 

The inferno rises ever higher;

Like an outstretched hand it claws for a hold;

Nothing can quench its burning desire;

It is your best friend in the cold;

Your enemy should the worst transpire;

It is mesmerizing in its beautiful gold.

 

Its destruction strikes fear in hearts;

A giver and taker of life;

As breathtaking as fine arts;

As deadly as a knife;

In the souls of those afflicted it leaves scorched marks;

Its lethality is rife.

 

One quick breeze and the flames are gone;

No more smoke and no more flashes;

No more feats of its brawn;

Like a phoenix, its life comes and passes;

Caught in an endless cycle like the dawn;

From ashes to ashes.



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on Sep. 10 2018 at 4:02 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

Thanks, bruh, and yup, there is a deeper meaning.

on Sep. 10 2018 at 4:00 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

This is so poetic and I sense a deeper meaning, let me read it again...YUUUUUUUUP, still good!


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