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She Arose

She arose… A phoenix out of a pile of ashes… Out of abandonment Out of hardships and constraints Out of depression and sadness She arose… Out of cutbacks and setbacks Taking to the sky, looking down on ghosts of mental, physical and economical abuse She arose… Strong, majestic, empowered and divine Out of trials and tribulations she climbed… Casting off unsightly remnants of loss and despair – Leaving pain and sadness behind She arose… A new creature – beautiful and refined Out of a pile of ashes the phoenix climbed With a surge of energy, she took to the sky And never looked back where her burdens lie She arose.

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Date: 1/8/2023 2:40:00 PM
Powerful and empowering! Bravo Valerie! I love the concept of the Phoenix. The inspiration of past poems for me as well :) I must too agree with Jennifer, this exhales the essence of Angelou.
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Valerie Staton
Date: 1/8/2023 4:18:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 4/28/2022 8:49:00 PM
Inspiring and empowering. Love it.
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Valerie Staton
Date: 5/15/2022 9:30:00 PM
Thanks for reading my poem. God bless you and keep you.
Date: 4/28/2022 8:08:00 PM
Hi Valerie! I like this! It reminds me a lot of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”.
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Valerie Staton
Date: 5/15/2022 9:30:00 PM
Thank you Jennifer! Your lovely comment made my heart smile!
Date: 4/28/2022 9:59:00 AM
love this, especially the message....overcome....never look back....great illustrations....great message for all to heed
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Valerie Staton
Date: 5/15/2022 9:32:00 PM
Thanks so very much for reading! Your response is greatly appreciated!
Date: 3/17/2022 11:09:00 AM
Hi Valerie, I saw She Arose on featured poems. She is awesome! Congratulations, Have a nice one. : )
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/27/2022 11:35:00 AM
Thanks for reading my poem. I appreciate your kind response. Have a wonderful day!
Date: 3/16/2022 1:31:00 PM
Wow: interesting read!!!! She arose… A new creature – beautiful and refined Out of a pile of ashes the phoenix climbed With a surge of energy, she took to the sky And never looked back where her burdens lie
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/27/2022 11:39:00 AM
Thanks for reading! I am so pleased you read my work and enjoyed it! Take care and may God bless you and yours!
Date: 3/16/2022 11:26:00 AM
Thank you for holding the ladder up for us to see HER journey in real time!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/27/2022 11:40:00 AM
Thank you for reading my poetry. It gives me great pleasure to find someone enjoyed my work. Take care. God bless you and keep you! ~ Valerie
Date: 2/20/2022 6:14:00 AM
A strong, affirmative poem on the spiritual resurgence of "She" - quite powerful. Congratulations! Brian
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Valerie Staton
Date: 5/15/2022 9:34:00 PM
Thanks Brian! Glad you liked it! Take care and God bless!
Date: 2/25/2021 5:42:00 AM
Whoa! This one needs to gallop to a winners circle in a contest for she has already won.
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Valerie Staton
Date: 8/11/2021 2:39:00 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem!
Date: 2/6/2021 7:25:00 PM
So glad to find this powerful poem published in the 2020 PS Anthology ~ well done, Valerie
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Valerie Staton
Date: 8/11/2021 2:41:00 PM
Thank you for reading my work. I am thrilled you enjoyed it. God bless you and keep you.
Date: 6/27/2020 10:35:00 PM
I like how the use of repetition enhances the meaning in this piece. Good poem. Thanks for sharing...............peace!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 11/21/2020 6:15:00 AM
Thanks for reading. I thoroughly appreciate your comments.
Date: 3/19/2020 4:40:00 PM
Powerfully penned, Valerie. Quite a moving poem! :) Gershon
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/19/2020 5:45:00 PM
Thanks! Good hearing from you!
Date: 3/6/2020 8:38:00 AM
Absolute Jubilation! A Fave <3 xomo!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/6/2020 8:42:00 AM
Thanks Maureen! It thrills me that you enjoyed reading this poem. God bless you my dear!
Date: 3/6/2020 7:30:00 AM
Such a happy write! Love it! Fave!
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Valerie Staton
Date: 3/6/2020 8:38:00 AM
Thanks Kim! I really am thrilled you love it. I always find your work thoroughly enjoyable. God bless you and keep you.