The Phoenix

The Phoenix

A Poem by Alex Walters

This poem has multiple meanings. On the surface, it's a source-less narrator talking a phoenix through reincarnation. However, on a deeper level, I feel that it is my metaphor for surviving deep pain.

The ashes shift
As the fire's booming.
Don't let the flames
Be all consuming.

Just wait it out, 
Now's not your time. 
Soon you'll show them
All your shine.

Just a pile of ash
As the fire dies
In an empty room 
With silent cries.

The flames are dead.
So let's restart.
Ignite it again
From within your heart.

Can you hear it? 
Can you feel it?
Now's your time.
So get ready.
Get up.
Take it in.

Take your wings,
Stretch them far.
Show the world
Just who you are!

Scream the scream
Of a thousand suns!
Feel the passion
Of a life redone!

The pain of the past
Shall ignite your flight
As you soar the room
With a brilliant light.

You took in the flames
And you refused to drown
So let's tear up these walls
As we burn down the whole town!

Show them your fire! 
Show them your pain.
Show them your power
As you're born again!

So fly, soar,
Run with the fire!
Become the new self
Of your own desire.

© 2012 Alex Walters

Author's Note

Alex Walters
I'm most likely going to come in and edit this at some point. It flowed right through me and onto the paper, so I'm entering it exactly as it was when I was feeling the passion within the words.

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very good for freeflowing sometimes it just works like that,keep it up

Posted 7 Years Ago

A nice poem.
I like the most:
The pain of the past
shall ignite your flight.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I love this.......obviously :) 100:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

Alex Walters

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much. :)

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Added on September 18, 2012
Last Updated on September 24, 2012
Tags: Phoenix, bird, metaphor, poem, pain, fire, depression, trouble, rise, reborn, rebirth, life, story, motivate, reincarnate, reincarnation, illustrate, illustration, power, emotion, emotional


Alex Walters
Alex Walters

Fenton, MI

I'm passionate about the arts; Music, Drawing, Photography, Filming and writing are all different fields of art that I like to express myself in. This is my clothing store, for anyone that's intere.. more..


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