Phoenix

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    Phoenix

    I have looked upon the face of the sun,

    As it touches and warms the earth,

    I have seen the moon on a dark night,

    As it is reflected upon deep waters,

    I have seen the fires of Hell and felt their chill embrace,

    While talking to fallen Saints,

    I have soared high above the clouds of the windswept wastes,

    Witnessed a kingdom beyond the gates,

    In the fury of a volcanic eruption I was born,

    From the ashes I arise, Eternal,

    I am the begining and the end,

    Forever the Phoenix.


    1/20/1997 Richard(Phoenix)Cartledge (c)

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    HiddenAngel commented on Phoenix

    12-28-2009

    wonderful..i enjoyed this poem !! I am the begining and the end so true...

    Phoenix9

    12/28/2009

    thank you for the great comments, PHOENIX

    SavVySam commented on Phoenix

    10-31-2009

    I bow to your clearly grander scope, more ethereal take on theme! I too have done one of those poems using the Phoenix as a vehicle for poetic purpose, yours is superior! Nice!

    Phoenix9

    10/31/2009

    thank you very much, I appreciate the compliment

    cousinsoren commented on Phoenix

    09-30-2009

    Phoenix , My rating is 10. READ my poems, ATOM OF INFINITY, SUPREME and RIDING THE MERRI-GO-ROUND., lol

    cousinsoren commented on Phoenix

    09-30-2009

    Phoenix, READ my poems,. ATOM OF INFINITY and also SUPREME

    knight4696 commented on Phoenix

    09-07-2009

    I had to check this one out ... Thought maybe it would be an autobiography of sorts. This one surprised me - I really enjoyed it. You have Great style and flow and a way of painting a picture with your words.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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