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Rising From The Ashes

The wear and tear of my past experience
has ravaged my spirit, body and soul
Now my life is a mere shallow existence
with a deep longing to be made whole

I was caught in the beauty of your charm
and savouring its full pleasure was my goal
Now I experience a deep sense of alarm
at the loss of my feeling of control

But with my own inner resolve and firmness
and the strength I can get from other avenues
I must overcome this sense of helplessness
and move on to live my life as I choose

The phoenix bird burns itself to ashes
whenever it becomes worn out with age
And from those ashes a new phoenix arises
and starts a fresh life cycle on a new page

Scorched and burned by my actions of the past
and having learned from the anguish and pain
I also will rise from those ashes at last
and move on afresh with my own life again
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Jul 2014
About this poem:
(To those dealing with addiction - drugs, alcohol, etc.,
and a broken heart)

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gnj4u
Hi, socrates44,
...with my own inner resolve and firmness and the strength I can get from other avenues... In Rising From The Ashes, the image of the phoenix transforms worn out into afresh with my own life again. Thanks for sharing...as every day begins anew.
diana_1
I love this Socrates, indeed I do... this very creature is what I quoted for my Skype profile... I love your write....and the new hope it represents....new life.wave
Girlygirl196349
Wonderful poem ! handshake cheering angel
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Socrates,
This is a pure gem of a poem,
An admission of errors,
And a recognition of hope !
I love it !!!!!

Mick.

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gnj4u
Thanks for your comment.
It's my pleasure to share.
Have a nice day.
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diana
Thanks for your comment.
As you said, the phoenix can be a symbol of hope and new life for those who are down. This is the message of the piece. I am glad you like it. Have a wonderful day!
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Girlygirl
Thanks for your kind comment.
Have a lovely day!
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Mick
Thanks for your summary of the message of the piece, and your favourable assessment. I am glad you like it.
I really admire the quality of your poetry.
Have a great day!
clarissa34
This poem expressed what has happened in my life. I was hurt so badly and now i am trying to stand and get back on my feet again after learning from those experiences.bouquet
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Clarissa
I hope you will rise again like a new phoenix from the ashes of your past hurt and disappointment. All the best to you!
Odette67
The phoenix bird burns itself to ashes
whenever it becomes worn out with age
And from those ashes a new phoenix arises
and starts a fresh life cycle on a new page


I have lost count of the times I have rose from the ashes, I always say, when one is down, the only way is up. Inspirational poem, I like muchly. thumbs up purple heart
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Odette
That is the spirit!
As you said,
when you are down,
the only way is up.
Thanks for your comment.
paloma66
Beautiful Socrates yes its amazing that how some have the strength to rise when beaten down,but for me that strength comes from my god and good friends.thumbs up applause
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Paloma, Thank you for your comment.
I am glad that you get the strength from your god and good friends, to rise again. All that's included in "other avenues"
Have a wonderful day!
K_Ann_70
This work is wonderfully descriptive and vulnerable. Thank you for sharing it.
WILDANDREADY
BRAVO MAESTRO! I"VE RETURNED TO COMMENT ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK! WILD AND READY TRAVISdancing dancing dancing
lovecanbereal
It's true, but some great poetry can come out of the ruins...
rusticbink
"A new phoenix arises", a wonderful write! handshake
Happychatty1
My first time reading this poem socrates44
Powerful words to read...I can relate to rising from the ashes and gaining enough strength to overcome challenging periods in my life in the past
Thank you for sharing it..pleased it was reposted
wave
Your poem brought this song to mind
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