The Phoenix Who Remained

These ashes of deceit,

swill in poisoned smog.

Mocking dying flame,

does guzzle sneering fog.

Silence seethes eerie;

upon the fallen sword.

Whispers of betrayal,

strike their chilling chord.

Forsaken ghosts of shadow,

sense the scratching claw.

With ruffle of silk feathers,

treads creature, in this flaw.

Amongst the bones of falsity,

in shards of snarling teeth.

Does ripple wings of courage,

relinquished of angst’s grief.

To flee shall falter closure;

how manner must maintain.

Indomitable, stands presence;

in face of hardships pain.

The coals may court distaste,

but enduring they can’t be.

For resolution sweeps in gales,

upon this oppressive scene.

Tradition strayed from legend;

in flames, prevailed abstain.

For resilient proved the spirit,

of the phoenix who remained.

Β©Brett Kristian 2019

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24 thoughts on “The Phoenix Who Remained

  1. A poet indeed! You are gifted. Continue on for your journey must be told. I have been writing for well over twenty years and have published work, so this is why I say you must continue. Poetry is expressive as truth. Our individual expressionism imperative to our very humanity. I liked this composition very much and am quite ecstatic you allowed me the privilege to read. Carry on, friend.

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