Phoenix

Phoenix

A Poem by Vidya Bacchus
"

We should not let life trample us underfoot but be strong and rise from the ash.

"

           Phoenix

Gathering stormclouds portent,
A coming rite of passage,
A trial ,where the decks are stacked against me,
But I have never ,worn the mantle of a coward.

And taken refuge amidst its seductive folds.

 

Life has tossed me down,
Countless times daring me to yield,
But I ,with stubborn refusal,
Rose again and again,
Like a phoenix from the ash.

 

Reckless in my quest ,
To prove myself ,
In a world that allows no quarter,
And takes no prisoners,
I refuse to falter ,though my feet are weary.

 

My nails are torn and broken,
From clawing my way ,
Out of my humdrum existence,
Tears my only allowance,
Shed in the shadows away from knowing eyes.

 

Emotion, a tool to bring us to heel,
Love, the best thing that ever happened to us,

Like a double edged sword,is the most crippling,

Tempting fate I throw down the gauntlet,
Who will best the other?

 

I seek counsel from the elders,
Those who have staked their claim
On this thing called life,
That will teach us to bend,
Or force us to break.

© 2013 Vidya Bacchus


Author's Note

Vidya Bacchus
I think life is fill of adversary,but we need to try at least to rise above it.So in the end we will not be filled with regret.

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"Emotion, a tool to bring us to heel,
Love, the best thing that ever happened to us,

Like a double edged sword,is the most crippling,

Tempting fate I throw down the gauntlet,"

I like the analogy of the Phoenix and how we should rise after failures and burned out emotions...Bravo


Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you sami your words as usual encourage me a lot:)
Sami Khalil

7 Years Ago

My pleasure...Any time...:).................



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lots of good stuff in this! i am encouraged by your poem .. when hope is lost clinging to what little is left can be our salvation ...
E.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much Mister Einstein Noodle :)
"My nails are torn and broken, from clawing my way," I love this line, because I think that it gives a pictures, some imagery, as to how hard you've fought.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thanou very much:)
I'm always intrigued by the thought of Phoenix rising from the ashes. This is a scrappy poem filled with lots of sass and moxy...that about sums up the journey. Nice job Vidya!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you Freida ,Its all about the moxy.We won't go down without a fight :)
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Nope, never, we're butterfly warriors! :-)
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Hahaha butterfly warriors onward !!!!! Seriously I hope the other warriors don't laugh when they hea.. read more
The phoenix perfectly expresses this passion and will to live, survive and learn with courage and resilience. Almost perfect, I can find no fault with this amazing tapestry of words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much.Happy New Years may your day be wonderful:)
Indeed one must prevail even after letting oneself down, good read.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

True we must always keep on going.Thank you Thomas :)
i extremely become fan of your poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

I am honoured thank you :)
A lot of color you wrote in a spiritual sense the two edge sword , the elders, life:) I loved it Vidya:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much:)
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7 Years Ago

Welcome:) it was my pleasure:)
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

..........................:)
Beautiful imagery, very powerful language makes this a real tour-de-force.
Very well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much:)
Wow! Your a seductive Goddess!
I loved this stanza...

Life has tossed me down,
Countless times daring me to yield,
But I ,with stubborn refusal,
Rose again and again,
Like a phoenix from the ash.

Beautiful write, I'd say it's an damn interesting n an motivational write that's of course inspired me allot and touched mah heart. My every nerve's electrified by passion... a passion of being inspirational, a passion of peaceful, being a flight and of course a passion of being loving and charming! Your this write is very creative and the hell yeah you touched my heart and now am clapping for you and thankful to you that you made this write. All phrases're filled with the drops of passion of inspirations. Your onself an angelic soul and all virtual powers lying under the neath of yours to praise your beauty and talent more and more. I adore this write.

Brilliant job, pretty!
You dig it! 100/100 :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

You will die from hugs and kisses overdose buddy lol
Neon

7 Years Ago

Yeah but neah i won't die but yeah now that's why now i choose to have your scratches onto my back ... read more
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Hhaha as you say:)
Nil illegitami carborundum!!!! That`s my girl. Rise from the ashes....again and again. Super. P.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

Thank you , thank you ,thank you.I will .Your words mean A lot:)

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point fortin, Trinidad and Tobago



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