"The Phoenix"

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I was born from the ashes of shame.
Not even Death would call my name.
Abandoned by the only one I ever loved,
An outcast I was dubbed,
a stranger, an enemy,
a villian, a fool.
My master became anger and hate,
and I was destined to rule.
Blood became my fate,
war my refuge.
I would rain destruction on this town,
this was my deluge.
Then I saw him standing there.
He looked at me with sad eyes,
face full of despair,
he mouthed the word, Why?
He came closer with a look of pain,
then pain turned to fear,
and with one thrust of his sword,
my heart he did spear.
I reached out and touched his face,
with tears in my eyes.
As I burst into flames,
I let out a terrible cry,
"I will rise again,
from the ashes that fall.
I will claim my revenge,
and destroy you all!"

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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FCEtier 5 years ago from Cold Mountain

Thought provoking -- and great art work!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Bloody vengeance. Any connection with Phoenix/Jean Grey from X-Men? She had that whole burning love thing going on.


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Wow, that's beautiful, i like the part, Blood became my fate, war my refuge. I would rain destruction on this town, love and blood mixed togehter like, life and death, a story that intoxicate's the eyes, but no surprize, your skill still on the rise, brilliant post, Nikki. Vengeance is always a good read.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks you guys, nice to see a new face FC. No i wasnt thinking of Jean when I wrote it, I was just thinking how the world would react to someone who was born different like that, someone who could control fire maybe, was born out of fire, even when you meant no harm, people tend to hate things they fear and fear things they dont understand.


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

Nikki this is simply amazingly terrible [is that even right??] let me rephrase that : KICK ASS !!!!!!!

God that was one amazing poem !!! SIMPLY breathtaking !!!!! LOVE IT !!! WOW [oki i think ill hit post comment and just leave the comment box on its own since i make no sense :D:D:D:DD:D:]


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha nice thanks so much uriel!! You are KICK ASS!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Very nicely done I felt the intense heat growing and growing as I read kinda like a fire monster great write sunshine :)

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx blossom! lol


JadedLove 5 years ago

With a love so beautiful one is willing to die. An image I eel from your words. Amazing Nikki yet again, but all of your words touch my heart.

Johnny Love


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

With a love so requited, one is willing to kill... thanks johnny love!


Marina Lester 5 years ago

WOW, powerful! Strong and powerful from start to finish! I was enthralled from the first line! Here are which particularity tickled my imagination and fancy "I was born from the ashes of shame.

Not even Death would call my name." and...

"My master became anger and hate,

and I was destined to rule.

Blood became my fate,

war my refuge.

I would rain destruction on this town,

this was my deluge." A fantastic reflection of "the Phoenix" what is born from ashes in strength, what happens after heart break... a dark strength and courage! Awesome Nikki! Thank you! :D


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks for that comment marina! glad to have piqued your interest and further yet, enthralled you! The pheonix is such a lovely and powerful bird.


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leni sands 5 years ago from UK

A truly inspirational piece of writing.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx for stopping by leni!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

strong powerful writing full of imagery that instally caputures the imagination. this was a great in so many ways a truly epic piece my dear :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

ooh. epic. I like that. thanks nighthag!


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blake4d 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Harsh, tragic, sensual...I live in Phoenix, AZ so when you say this town in the midst of the piece, it really sucked me in. Nice job and good choice of complimentary art. Thanx for sharing. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks 4d. means a lot. I really like your writing. Glad you stopped by.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I feel like I just walked into the cinema right at the start of the movie and just witnessed serious kickass Anime Manga action drama. Heh. Dancing on your hub buttons...:)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hehe thats an awesome way to see this as. that would make for a great anime scene. hmm... you can dance on my hub buttons all day :)


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

Whose heart was speared? Oh you're killing me with this one but it's beautiful.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

mine. in the poem anyway, as the Phoenix. "my heart he did spear" with an actual spear mind you. but the phoenix shall rise again from the ashes, just as it burst into flames. Born from the fires it died in; death from the fires it was born.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

At first read I thought it was the guy's then it was yours. Either way, it's heartbreaking. I wish Phoenix birds were true. I would need their tears once in a while.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

they cry tears of fire! might help keep you warm at night.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

they cry tears of fire! might help keep you warm at night.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

yup, might heal wounds, too


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

most definitely!


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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

Wow, truly awesome. Great concept and beautiful imagery. Thank you so much for sharing.


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx thinice13. for all the comments youve left me :)


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Nice Nikki...being from the city of Phoenix, my opinion should hold some clout. The ancient Hohokam could barely tame your firey incarnation of this great beasty. Not to mention, never name a city Phoenix, it ends up being bloody hot every year, over and over again. LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Elderberry Arts 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

Beautiful


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks blake. Glad you liked it :) as for the heat haha i feel ya, try living in Louisiana. Its pretty much hot all through winter. and thank you elderberry for stopping by!

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