Phoenix | Teen Ink


January 31, 2013
By WinterGreer SILVER, Wasilla, Alaska
WinterGreer SILVER, Wasilla, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
dance like no one's watching/ love like you've never been hurt/ sing like no one's listening/ live like heaven is on earth

New meets old in one single entity
aflame with both life and death
on this earth eternally
until humanity draws its final breath.
Rising from the smoke and ashes
of our foulest misdeeds
from the blazing red sky he plunges
to rewrite earth’s creeds.
He breathes out spirit and soul
and inhales in our sin
until we are reborn whole
young and innocent again.
Death and life and death once more;
a circle unending. The phoenix, our savior.

The author's comments:
Funny story... this was a homework assignment for my Honors English class. It was very open-ended: i just had to write a sonnet about SOMETHING. And i was sitting staring at the computer when "phoenix" just popped into my head. and i thought wow, good idea! And that is how this poem was born from the ashes of my brain.

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