THROUGH THE FIRE

THROUGH THE FIRE

A Poem by M. L. F.

Through the fire, through the flames
you emerged like a swan
Stolen grace,
but the pain you would use, your reform
Though we watched as you flailed,
Now we watch as you dawn
Shedding layers
Shedding pain
See the light through the storm
Shake the earth
Thunder's quake
Of the Fire you were born
Now you rise
as we pray
Rise anew
Precious swan
Use that Fire deep inside
Burn it's way through the dawn
It's for YOU, not for THEM
Take a hold, YOUR REFORM
So one day, you shall stand
against the wind
against the storm
Here today
Past is gone
Precious Swan

© 2017 M. L. F.



Author's Note

M. L. F.
For someone much tougher than she thinks.... Congratulations on making it through the fire... ;)


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Wow! A very, very graceful and powerful write!

This has a very wonderful flow and a delicate softness to it, a gentle urging to this swan to pass through its own baptism of fire, shed its feathers and rise like a phoenix, reborn, and conquer all that the world can throw its way.

Both inspiring and beautiful at the same time, this poem is a must read for those of us who do not want to leave the comforting shelter of their existence. Even if that existence is one of fear and fake comforts.

An exceptional piece of writing, Misty. One to be very proud of. Very well done!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Thanks Doodley.. Very kind words. Glad you appreciated the momentum in this piece. It means a lot,.. read more



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Aloha Misty, this is captivating and very powerful yet the hand is so gentle. A meditation for the spirit. For me these are words that have effect and inspire. Beautifully woven but I enjoyed the 3 opening lines. Something so magical in those lines. Izzy

Posted 6 Months Ago


Wow! A very, very graceful and powerful write!

This has a very wonderful flow and a delicate softness to it, a gentle urging to this swan to pass through its own baptism of fire, shed its feathers and rise like a phoenix, reborn, and conquer all that the world can throw its way.

Both inspiring and beautiful at the same time, this poem is a must read for those of us who do not want to leave the comforting shelter of their existence. Even if that existence is one of fear and fake comforts.

An exceptional piece of writing, Misty. One to be very proud of. Very well done!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Thanks Doodley.. Very kind words. Glad you appreciated the momentum in this piece. It means a lot,.. read more
Baptism through fire! Another Phoenix metaphor lol. Good. Continue to persevere.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Lovecraft

9 Months Ago

Still working on Into the Wastes. Be wary though, as it's going to be quite brutally graphic. Very d.. read more
Oh Misty! How beautiful this is.
The swan...born through fire...the phoenix sprung to life. You captured it so perfectly...so poignantly. This is a beautiful piece of writing! I particularly love these lines:
Through the fire, through the flames
you emerged like a swan
Stolen grace,

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Ahhh... Pam!! Always nice to see your lovely face in my reviews.. ;) I am very glad this female an.. read more
certainly consider 'tis poetry in my hitlist now!

liked the juxtaposition of love, & its "Edges". sometimes, it's spiced... sometimes... a bit cougared, so sometimes... alike phenox -- always arising.. & "RE-formed" in anew pattern of love, perhaps, whatever format it's treasured with, it's always bewitched throu' something we call desire -- "Through The Fire". a very astonishing poetry you've come up with. well polished title as well. completely had my attention, eventually.

Posted 9 Months Ago


A very inspiring and impactful write indeed, Misty! A very straight, clear and strong message delivered with such a nice flow.. Beautiful!
It came like a new year wish for me..
Wish you a veryHappy New Year!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Thank you for the review and Happy New Year to you also..
Misty
sounds like you strongly & boldly danced in the fire and made it out to tell about it. you are still standing & that is what matters ...

Posted 9 Months Ago


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M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Well, I too, but yes the one I wrote of, she certainly did make it out.. Thank you for the review.read more
Beautifully inspiring Misty! What a great way to start the morning of the new year.

The most stunning part of the poem is its strong voice for the Swan (the person you are mentioning) who have seen and encountered life's struggles and pains yet he/she fought with all her strength to stand tall in this world. Inspirational poems are never easy to write because most of the time they miss the fresh ideas to reach her readers and yours got everything my frnd. Hope the Swan rise up with more hope and courage.

Happy new year from this side of the world.

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Thank you for the in depth view of the piece. Always appreciated.. I am glad the piece was an inspi.. read more
Some always "play" with the 'matches' that burn them ...not always from innocence. We ARE invulnerable 'til we aren't, and then? Well, some cry and yet some smile.

Posted 9 Months Ago


One of my favorite poems! So good, so well written. It has so much hope and strength. I'm just; wow. Love it!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M. L. F.

9 Months Ago

Thank you very much. Your words are very encouraging to my work. I really appreciate them.. I am g.. read more

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