A Phoenix Like You


After swimming through oceans of tears
Gulping salt water that tastes like poison
You look around and see just waves around
You reach out a hand into the void

You stand on the edge of that terrace
What once used to be your hiding place
You look down at the empty roads
The wind around is cool on your skin

On the verge of destruction, like a dead phoenix lies
Rage still clear in her eyes
Wings still ready to fly

But you’re on your bed,
Dreaming about the end of your day
Lying on wet pillows
Face still moist with fresh tears
While you imagine yourself in all of these places
You’re still here, on the edge of a cliff
One step, and you’re free

So you open your hands like wings
Like the phoenix in you does
Ready to burn itself in the raging fire
Lying on the…

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Published by poetryofemotions5778

I have been writing poetry for 44 years. I began writing poetry when I was 15 years old and to this date I have written over 16,000 poems. I have had poems published in The San Fernando Journal, The Rag Mag, WYRD, The Cultural Reverence(e-magazine) and in Kiiroo(e-magazine), Mobius and the World Peace Anthology. I have over 1000 poems published in all. I also have a poetry page on Wix.com entitled anemotionaljourney.com. I also have written a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel entitled "The Blue Sphere" and I am currently working on three other books at the present time. The first is entitled "The Angel and the Witches, the second is "Once Upon A Halloween" and the third is "The Devil's Playground".

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