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Among the Ashes

Updated on February 26, 2014
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

Here lies what is left of me

among the embers of this flame.

In a fire that consumes my core

releasing the ashes to the wind.


Powerful is the need to let go

of the pain, of the sorrow

in my soul scattered,

to quit and give up.


For us, in the mortal realm

tomorrow is much to worry

for the soul lift us up

while or passions

weigh us down.


Meaningless pursuits,

cruel sacrifices,

for what ? Happiness?

I have burned many bridges

and yet turned into a pillar of salt.

For my heart was branded by the past.


Ananceleste © 2012

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      Lorraine 

      3 years ago

      Dude, right on there brherto.

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      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      That is so true bravewarrior!

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      Anan Celeste 

      5 years ago from California

      Thank you HLPhoenix for your encouraging words.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Ana, use those burned bridges to leave the past behind. Create new bridges leading to new dreams.

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      HLPhoenix 

      5 years ago

      So beautiful, so sad... let the pain burn in the flames... the past is past as soon as you let it go... the future is what you make it.. rise to fight and love again.

      A wonderful poem about an excruciating moment in time... but if you can write this strongly you have much to live for on this earth.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You may have burned your bridges so that you can only go forward, but you certainly haven't turned into a pillar of salt, you're still very much alive and doing well!

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Hey Eddy,

      Thanks for your comment,yeah..

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks caroline, I am glad you came by.

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Love your words Ana. This poems speaks volumes. You bring words to life. Voted up.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes so great and so very powerful also.

      Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

      Eddy.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks time2write;

      this is the struggle of so many, including myself. But there is power in letting go and starting over.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      thanks Billy; so glad you liked it...

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      Kathryne Waller 

      6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      Beautiful, ananceleste, simply incredible! It can be very hard to let go of pain, of the past, but there is healing in the release. When you forgive, you release yourself to move forward and heal. I love the reference to turning to a pillar of salt by looking back...I have told my best friend that I don't want to become Lot's wife, that I can't move forward if I'm constantly looking back. Very intense write!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very lovely, very powerful, very emotional...in other words, very good poetry.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Sorry. I will change it back.

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      my dear, your poetry is great, but so lonely and sad.

      Picture change and poetry change.! are you alright . God loves you.

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Thanks Ruby!

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      Maree Michael Martin 

      6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      The pictures are amazing, LOVE the poem too!

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