Rebirth of the Internal Phoenix

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 It starts with an ember
That one does not snuff out
A glimmer in a dream
A whimsy when bored
A thought beyond the tedium
Signs that something
A spark is stirring once again

Nurturing the spark
Raising it into a flame
Both familiar and foreign
And more fragile than a bubble
You fear its demise
Knowing it happened once before
Murdered by your hand

Many come to kill the flame
No place for such things
Only children indulge
Let the dreams stay in the shadows
Yet you know it must survive
Your final chance
To feel human once again

The flames grow
An inferno driving you ahead
Scaring many
Who have long since lost their dreams
What will you do
Now that a second chance is here
Will it birth a Phoenix?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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12 Responses to Rebirth of the Internal Phoenix

  1. Sounds exciting. Rebirth of a dream is always good.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    The phoenix is such a hopeful image, since it is the promise of rebirth. Though waiting for the rebirth is a little hard. But I appreciated your poem!

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Some verse from Charles Yallowitz… Rebirth of the internal Phoenix – something many of us experience over the years…got to keep going..

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  4. A lovely poem, Charles.

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