"Out of the Ashes"

When your eyes have been tainted red with lies,
its hard to see the truth.
When your lips have been bruised with lust,
its hard to say,"I love you."
And its hard to believe,
when your mind has been wrong so many times before.
And its hard to feel anything,
when your heart has been torn.
But, yet, and still,
we keep trying.
We have no wings,
but, yet, we're flying.
And all the while,
bridges are burning,
ashes are falling,
our hearts still yearning,
yearning to be whole again,
yearning for peace.
Its a long road out,
when its so hard just to breathe.
So take your time,
moving slow.
Out of the ashes you'll see,
that roses grow.

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Very powerful and moving, Nikki! I'm in awe!


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Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

YES SO powerful ~ it pumps life and hope back into you :) so motivating as well~ i really loved going through this poem NIKKI :) i hope we all learn to rise out of the ashes just like phoenix :D


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u guys :D big smile for you too! I appreciate your comments dearly.


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alternate poet 6 years ago

So Phoenix have feelings! nice, I like this :)


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

of course. Thank u!


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I have to tell you - that rose! When I was about 15 my friend Jean & I had this BIG project of designing & making ourselves dresses for ourselve of white cloth (almost like flour sack cloth!)and we appliqued and embroidered humongous black roses just like that from the top to the bottom. I must find a picture. We took pictures with our Brownie cameras. I'll find and scan them for you. It's such a coincidence! Only difference is that the stem & leaves were black too - to show up on the white.


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol nice, those dresses sound hideous but i bet it was fun making them and such.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

haha - perhaps they were hideous. I though Jean looked pretty good in hers, though. Mine didn't do my figger ant good. We certainly did have fun making & modeling them. LOL.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

You're incredibly romantic, and have obviously been through a lot. Amazing writing. I want more.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

lol i will be sure to keep writing. its one of my passions! thanks so glad you are a fan. i'm definetly a fan of yours.

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