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Ashes of the Phoenix

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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Legends of the sun unite within your cosmic fire

Creating light amidst the shadows of destruction

Where molten flames turn to sparkling fountains

As hope rises on the ashes of shattered dreams

Held by the quickening breath of the four winds


Starlight’s radiance surrounds your noble frame

Wrapped in a rainbow of translucent colours

As you raise your wings in the morning sunlight

Where no mortal cage can imprison your spirit

Captured by shades of humility in life’s embers


Dreams become your destiny as you take flight

On wings of strength built on ashes of the past

Soaring into the arms of the sun’s eternal flame

Where heaven’s stars blaze a trail of welcome

As your healing tears create a waterfall of hope


Flames of life impart the wisdom of your love

Surrounding the ashes of our lesser selves

Yet within this debris we find our inner light

A pathway through the darkness of the forest

Created by the rising of the Phoenix

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 19, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Chrish and yes we do need hope and bravery at this moment. I appreciate your visit. Take care.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on August 19, 2020:

In this trying times . We ALL need HOPE AND BRAVERY! Beautiful LINES Ms Lorna . Thanks for sharing!

Let's be HOPEFULL everyone.

Take care you all out there.i hope u always choose to help .

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 15, 2020:

I like the idea of being reborn from the ashes. Let's hope we are a stronger and wiser version of ourselves. Thank you Kyler for your insightful comments which are always appreciated.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on August 15, 2020:

Lorna, as always you capture the spirit and very essence of your topic to such a degree it inspires envy. I've always loved the Phoenix, wanting to embody the idea of reshaping the self through fire and ash. Alas, one day I hope to stop burning up and just get to enjoy my final form, LOL!

Amazing, absolutely beautiful expression!

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 05, 2020:

It's a very strong symbol of hope Denise - just what we need in these times. Thank you for your insightful comments which I appreciate. Take care.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 04, 2020:

I always like the Phoenix story as a metaphor of someone rising from their own ashes of failure the try again.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 02, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comment Eman and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on August 02, 2020:

Beautiful topic and expressive words.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 31, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comment Devika - appreciated. Take care.

Devika Primic on July 31, 2020:

Lorna well- written poetry

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 30, 2020:

Thank you Mark I appreciate the lovely comments.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on July 30, 2020:

Powerful poetry in every line, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 29, 2020:

I think we can all relate to the spirit of the Phoenix Lora, and I agree, we will come out the other side. Thank you for your generous and insightful comments. Take care.

Lora Hollings on July 29, 2020:

What dazzling imagery you create in your inspiring poem of life renewed in spirit and hope again, Lorna. And we can rise again from this pandemic that has impacted all of our lives, stronger and wiser just like the Phoenix, as we learn from our past and create a brighter future for all. Your poem is an eloquent tribute to this eternal symbol of hope! Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 29, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comments Umesh which are always appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 29, 2020:

Thought I would keep hope alive with this phoenix poem Ann, and I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Thank you for the lovely comments - appreciated. Take care.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 29, 2020:

Great composition bringing us to the uplifting finale. Beautiful imagery, befitting of such a legendary creature. This lifted my soul, Lorna.

Ann

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on July 29, 2020:

Nice composition. Well knit poem.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 29, 2020:

Lovely to see you Jusmi and thank you for your kind comments. Take care.

Jusmi Saikia from Bangalore, India on July 29, 2020:

Fantastic poem..!!

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely comments Shreya and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Shreya MK on July 28, 2020:

Beautiful poem,

Strong lines with fantastic image :)

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Lovely to see you Nella and I appreciate your kind comments - appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

I agree Jason - we have to hold on to that thought. Thank you for the lovely comments which are always appreciated. Take care.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on July 28, 2020:

We WILL get through these crazy times. I believe, like the Phoenix, we will rise up from the ashes only to become stronger. I enjoyed the read. You're a great writer.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on July 28, 2020:

Lorna, an excellent poem with powerful imagery.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Lovely to see you Vandna and thank you for your generous comments which I appreciate. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

You always gladden my heart John and thank you for the lovely comments which mean a lot to me. Take care and keep safe Down Under.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Welcome Karen, I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem which I wrote to give hope during this time. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Welcome Prithviraj, I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for your insightful comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Hi Peggy, Hope is the one thing that we cannot let go of and just like the Phoenix we will come back stronger and wiser. It's always good to see you and thank you for your lovely comments.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 28, 2020:

Your beautiful poetry gives all of us hope for a brighter future built upon the past. May we emerge stronger and wiser!

Prithviraj Shirole from India on July 28, 2020:

A very inspiring poem. Pheonix are symbol of hope. A hope to rise again. Thanks for writing a motivational poem. Picture of pheonix is also amazing.

Karen A Szklany from New England on July 28, 2020:

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem! Good food for my heart right now!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 28, 2020:

An inspirational poem of hope portrayed beautifully by Way of the Phoenix, Lorna. Wonderfully worded.

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on July 28, 2020:

Superbly penned Ma'am.

Loved it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Mary which I appreciated. Take care.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 28, 2020:

I love the metaphor of the rising of the phoenix. Your poetry brings this up so beautifully.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

This is very much me Eric and I wanted to instill a sense of hope and optimism, not forgetting that the world might have to hit rock bottom first. I'm glad it held a special meaning for you and thank you for the lovely insightful comments. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Pamela - I thought it would bring hope for today. Always lovely to see you and thank you for your kind comments. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 28, 2020:

This is a beautifully written poe, Lorna. The phoenix rises so beautifully that it paints a lovely picture.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 28, 2020:

For some reason what came to mind here was; This is Lorna's signature in fullness.

I think it is within 12 step programs where they speak of needing to hit rock bottom before rising up anew.

Growing up where our state capital is Phoenix this held a special part for me. Perhaps it is a true desert that we rise from.

I like the intimacy here.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Cheryl and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Always lovely to see you Rosina and I'm touched this verse resonated with you. Thank you for your generous comments which mean a lot to me.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Ankita and thank you for your lovely comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 28, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Chitrangada which mean a lot to me. Take care.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 27, 2020:

Beautifully expressed poem, with beautiful picture, which gives me hope.

As always, I admire your choice of words. Wonderful work.

Thanks for sharing.

Ankita B on July 27, 2020:

Excellent writing as always. I loved the photo you have chosen as well.

Rosina S Khan on July 27, 2020:

You have created a powerful image of the Phoenix in this poem. The best verse for me is the following:

Dreams become your destiny as you take flight

On wings of strength built on ashes of the past

Soaring into the arms of the sun’s eternal flame

Where heaven’s stars blaze a trail of welcome

As your healing tears create a waterfall of hope

Yes, like the Phoenix, in the current pandemic we all hold on to hope and come out stronger and wiser, perhaps.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on July 27, 2020:

There s is so beautiful. Your illustration brings it all to life.

Lorna Lamon (author) on July 27, 2020:

Perhaps like the Phoenix we will come through this pandemic stronger and I hope wiser. Thank you for your lovely comments Liz. Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 27, 2020:

You paint a multi-faceted work of art through your skilfully chosen words in this poem. I only hope that, post COVID, the world can emerge into a stronger and brighter future, but I fear not. In the meantime, your poem is a very welcome distraction. You have picked a fascinating subject and done it justice.