Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Burning Embers

Debra Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Burning Embers which was written by poet Debra Squyres. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Debra Squyres

Best Debra Squyres Poems

+ Fav Poet

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
02/04/13

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  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