A Poem by Beth

Burn the sky

with unholy rage

throwing shackles

Breaking fire

rising to the air

igniting all life

catching raptured fire

Why should it be contained?

Let it burn.

Crumble to ashes

while the flame lives on

Destroying everything

crackling furious rage

violent, raging, pushing,

burning, wreaking havoc

Yes, cower in fear.

My fire rules all.

Until at last,

there is nothing left.

Nothing but coals

rebellious sparks

willing to rage on

But spent, so tired,

this fire too, is destroyed.

© 2008 Beth

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Good morning Beth. Love the work, I am not sure if this would be of interest to you but I host a poetry podcast Coffee with Underhill Monday thru Friday and it can be found at If you would like to submit a poem email it to

Posted 1 Year Ago

very well put together. it kind of brings out a kind of emtion that others know, but not yet felt. way cool.

Posted 8 Years Ago

i liked this a lot. really interesting ending. great work.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I like what you wrote but what about rising up from the ashes? By the way I used to live in Phoenix for 10 years and I loved it!!!.......smiles.
Great write. Hope to read some more of your work.

Kelley Frost

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A beautiful and poignant narrative of wanton destruction and rage at an unforgettable slight. Wonderful work!

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is raw and intense... i picture the phoenix being someone destroying themselves with destructive habits they can't let go of... Very nicely done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on November 30, 2008



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