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Burning Embers

Burning Embers (A New Song)

Perhaps a song within still shimmers…
like the embers of a long forgotten fire
awaiting new kindling.

The old lyrics forgotten, as the logs that
did burn, that warmed the soul no longer
in harmony with the spirit: 
…stripped of the notes that once crackled
 and sparked when a harsh stirring 
 occurred in the heart
…a cord or two gone up in life’s flames
 sending with it a chorus of pain
 rising in blinding smoke.

Perhaps within the ember’s glow rests
that new song with a refreshing melody… 
hope glowing in the ashes.

By: Debra Squyres

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  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Love it Debbie,,,, I was just listening to On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald. That's why I chose this one ;}

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:19:00 PM
    debra, I just LOVE yours. The way you likened it to a song that is burning in the fire. Wow, total creativity and originality. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Well penned Debra. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:49:00 AM
    Hi congratulations Debra luv, this is a lovely write and well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:01:00 AM
    So nicely done Debra. I am glad to find it among the winners. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Debra, congratulations! in Gail's "Burning Embers " contest.. a delightful burring poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 12:56:00 PM
    This is a very brilliant write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this masterful poem this afternoon! What a fabulous piece, surely you did a wondrous job with this beautiful poem Debra, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 7:40:00 AM
    I thing the direction you took "Burning Ember" is a wonderful creative write. The imagery was so easily felt and seen in my mind. Good luck in the contest Debra. Warm Smiles, Connie