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Life as the Phoenix

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Life as the Phoenix

Shattered like falling tears colliding on karma’s lips
sniffling ideas linger between the pieces of a broken spirit.  
A spirit which once stood indestructible on the doorsteps of hell 
and fearless in the living rooms of the dead. 

Now I lay shattered, 
Powerless,
Gasping for air amid rapids which course crevices of my face;
Striving not to be drowned by the wells of my own origins

I search, 
Severely seeking shattered sources of a severed smile.
Gathering aspects of I,
Yet leaving fallacies of reality amongst broken pieces.

I will rise a phoenix until

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  1. Date: 11/2/2009 5:12:00 PM
    nicely p[enned, good one!!

  1. Date: 10/24/2009 11:14:00 AM
    Awesome writing here, James. So glad to see you posting again here at the Soup !!

  1. Date: 10/22/2009 12:07:00 AM
    Great work James.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 5:40:00 PM
    I enjoyed this fine poetry! James!

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 4:49:00 PM
    This is an awesome write James..I think the lines work very well..write on.

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 4:03:00 PM
    I really really like it..yet the last line does not do the verse justice (poke) Light & Love..also sorry if you are having a bad spell!