Burning Embers

Written by: Debra Squyres


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