From ashes to new

I punctured my heart.
How could I?
How could I?
How could I do such a thing?
I should have let
sleeping dogs lie;
but was it wrong
to be optimistic
and coated in confidence,
ignoring a second thought
of ‘what if’?

Here it bleeds fire
that burns a cavity in my soul
throwing my mind in disarray.
and my body
in an uneasy state.
But my brain comes to work
with a certain thought
about the phoenix;
reminding me of how
it must burn to be re-born.

With that as the last piece
to the puzzle,
I emerged from the ashes
of my failed past
knowing I leave nothing behind
as I take the next exit
to a new life.

22 thoughts on “From ashes to new

  1. I donโ€™t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers!

  2. Flying all the way just to see you and say hello…and wish you all the best for this new week. Great post! Visit me too. Good night, wonderful dreamsโ€ฆ
    Greeting for you from Rio de Janeiro/Brasil

  3. Powerful poem my friend. I really enjoyed this poem and there are times in my life that I have felt the same way, as I imagine others have as well. Thank you for sharing.
    ~Corbie Sinclair

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