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Audacity To Shine

Like a bird
With the sky beneath its feet
I rise just as certain 
As the sun rising in the East

My strength is set ablaze
Yeah, that fire’s burning deep
And I rise until adversity 
Claims I’m at my peak

And so it seems I fall
Like the sun upon the West
It appears that in the darkness
I forfeit and I set

But in my mornings glory 
My light is lifted by the Dawn
‘Cause I shined all through the night
I’ve been shining all a long

The bird’s who flew the darkness
Saw and knew my light would come
So they flew to fresh horizons
And embraced me with their song

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  1. Date: 8/8/2012 1:36:00 PM
    Nice. I like how you used the words from the song "Beauty And The Beast" in the third and fourth line. - JH

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 8/30/2012 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks J.H. That was actually unintentional and I never realized that. I will probably go back and rewrite it.
  1. Date: 7/10/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Hi Brandi much beauty of soul in this write I liked it, all the best Owen

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/11/2012 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Owen =)
  1. Date: 7/8/2012 7:02:00 AM
    I love it! The theme is certainly illuminating -the encompassing of the other 'birds' is commendable. Sometimes that's all it takes to shine.

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/8/2012 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Vicky. I love when the reader picks up all that is going on it. There is the cycle of the sun as it seems, the reality that the sun never stops shining, and the symbolism of light and darkness.. and yes the 'birds' that stick with you in dark times. =)
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 7:24:00 PM
    ‡ Owww How I Love The Faith & Strength I Might Say, In This Beautiful Flowing Gentle As A Streams Serene Verse * I Find Some Sort Metaphor & Perhaps Symblance, Beautiful Brandi * Love's Heart Always Celebrates The Vistory In Joys Place With Those They Cherish * Soar Amid The Clouds & The Angels Sing * My Luv, Rachel ‡

    Simpson Avatar Brandi Simpson
    Date: 7/7/2012 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Rachel! =)