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I'm The Phoenix

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I'm The Phoenix

I'm The Phoenix
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Perhaps I'm meant to carry
these burdens alone; 
to struggle to a new level
of achievement
only to find it's all been an illusion; 
to have my load 
come crashing in around me, 
only to have it lifted again. 
If that’s so let it be. 
For I only lose to those who 
not enjoy my labor, 
perhaps I'm the Phoenix 
that's meant to have many love’s 
within me as this world go 
though it’s cycles as 
I grow more common then 
to self-destruct with 
flames of slow desires and excess, 
if this is true so be it. 
For then how I can still lose 
when I fail to rise again, 
when I'm meant to have you 
put before me to gaze and crave upon and to share 
even but for a fraction before having you wrenched 
away without even a smile 
when I reach out touching you?
If that's truth so be it. for I only lose when 
I fail trying to stretch out for you 
at the end of my life! 
Steven L. Siegel
December 6, 2009

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  1. Date: 12/11/2009 3:54:00 PM
    Thank you all for your kind comments; this is the being of my new found love.

  1. Date: 12/11/2009 4:00:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Steven. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 2:34:00 PM
    welcome to poetry soup!! keep sharing with us!!

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 2:33:00 PM
    interesting poem, great job, hope you have a great Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 1:14:00 PM
    Interesting approach to lost love theme. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara