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Phoenix rising

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Phoenix rising

Phoenix Rising.

She's a golden bird with wings afire, like an eagle she appears
Her age be often very great some say one hundred years.
At death she builds her funeral pyre and puts herself to flame
But she will rise above the fire and she will live again.

This mighty bird rules Scorpio, a deep and mystic sign
Which births those brooding types of folk with questions on their mind.
Who's lives be ruled by transformation, who must rise above the fire
Yes Scorpios be here on earth to rise above desire.

It starts off with the Scorpion, boy she knows how to sting
She hides herself in icy water, to desires she will cling.
And she must grow into an eagle and fly high in the sky
She must peel away the onion layers and learn before she dies.

And then her golden feathers, come ablaze with orange fire
And the Phoenix bird she will rise up above those bold desires.
The fiery eagle will build her pyre and put herself to flames
This be the song of transformation, when life's no more the same.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:59:00 PM

    My best friend of twenty years is a Scorpio, and I understand this zodiac sign well. You have some beautiful verses here and wonderful imagery. This was a pleasure to read :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/22/2013 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your comments, my friend, very nice of you to read my simple verse....Peter
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:15:00 AM

    a beautiful piece. Peter, I happen to think the Phoenix rising is one of the most intriguing images. amazing. ..luv...linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/16/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And the meaning behind the myth is beautiful too, and is the answer to the human condition. Thank you Linda...Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:56:00 AM

    great write Peter....best wishes

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Joseph....Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:50:00 AM

    This is beautiful peter. Excellent piece, i love the phoenix rises above the fire & she will live again...wow, being a scorpion im Definitely fav this one:) thanks love it, ty4sharing...cherie<3

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love the sign of Scorpio, I am a sg, Pisces and Taurus, But I am heavily influenced by Pluto, which gives me a lot of Scorpio qualities. Thanks for your awesome comments Cherie...Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 5:35:00 AM

    you carry me with you its sensational Peter love it Shadow x smiles

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Shadow for your kind comments...Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 2:44:00 AM

    Beautiful piece of work Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, my sweet angel....peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:24:00 AM

    Magnificent...WOW! Amazing imagery! AWESOME! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 8/15/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Eileen Peter