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Headstall's Reflections - 14. Chapter 14- Prompt 15- FV Phoenix Prompt 11- Haiku

Just a poem in Free verse, and a Haiku... while not in strict 'sentence' form, it says what I want it to...

Headstall's Reflections

 

 

Chapter 14 Phoenix

 

 

I crouch in the corner of my oft-trying world

Back wedged between walls felt only by me

Sometimes they comfort; other times they crush

And sometimes they keep me from falling

 

It's safest to stare only to the fore

At the dazzling panorama of life

And ignore the pit of my churning stomach

Or the battle of wills that wrought only pain

 

Who bears fault when we look to the hind?

And does it really matter?

Two are needed to waltz in rhythm; let it burn

Nothing to be gained in flaying rawness

 

When the flames die out, I will move from my corner

To lift and spread empty arms

And welcome the embrace of my new phoenix

As he repairs my soul one more time

 

There’s no place for old ashes on innocent plumage

So I’ll gently send them away

With steady breath from purposeful lungs

Cleansing the air of misgivings

 

Glory in the beauty as new hope takes wing

And smile as it becomes a small speck in the distance

Exploring its unfettered freedom in unlimited skies

Rejoicing in rapturous rebirth

 

Meanwhile, away from my walls, I will exist

And I will have faith

And I will wait…

for my fire bird to return

 

 

 

Haiku- Vicious

 

 

Viper makes its strike

And fangs embed in fool's heart

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I really enjoyed "Phoenix" I think my favourite line was: "There’s no place for old ashes on innocent plumage". To me that meant that you should let go of past regrets and mistakes (or even past people that can mar your new life)... start fresh with your new wings. I'm not sure if that's what you meant to convey, but that's how this spoke to me.

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On 04/26/2016 05:14 AM, LitLover said:

I really enjoyed "Phoenix" I think my favourite line was: "There’s no place for old ashes on innocent plumage". To me that meant that you should let go of past regrets and mistakes (or even past people that can mar your new life)... start fresh with your new wings. I'm not sure if that's what you meant to convey, but that's how this spoke to me.

Thanks, Lit. That's exactly what I meant... followed by "to clear the air of misgivings" at verse end. You can't move forward when you're looking back... but it takes time to get there... thanks for the astute review... I'm glad you got something from this...cheers... Gary...

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Oh Gary.. both of these made me sad ... I know you're strong and I don't know what drove you to write these. (There are more modern versions of Haiku and I think yours fits there perfectly.)
But the feelings here make these almost overwhelming. I wish you peace and hope that you find a place in your life that doesn't cause to keep having to renew.
tim xo

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On 04/26/2016 06:02 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Oh Gary.. both of these made me sad ... I know you're strong and I don't know what drove you to write these. (There are more modern versions of Haiku and I think yours fits there perfectly.)

But the feelings here make these almost overwhelming. I wish you peace and hope that you find a place in your life that doesn't cause to keep having to renew.

tim xo

Thanks, tim. I didn't mean to make you sad. Just think of these as poems about someone else. Thanks for the support, and caring... cheers... Gary xo

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