Wednesday, 30 September 2015

ODE TO A PHOENIX


                                           Ode  To A Phoenix   
            

                                       Nestled in the heart of a blossoming tree
                                                she had just begun to weave
                                                    dreams of a  joyous tomorrow  .
                            
                                             But Fate and Death  conspired
                                                 and hatched a cruel plot  ,
                                                        to nip her hopes in the bud .
 
                                             And then  fell a bolt from the blue
                                                hitting her nest unawares
                                                    bringing it down to the earth
                                                           shattered and burnt to the core
.
                                               Too deeply hurt by the  blow
                                                      to sense her  wounded self  ,
                                                            she lay petrified  ,stunned
                                                                in the wrecks of her rosy dreams  .

              But long before  the deadening  woe
                       could mar her lively spirit
                           she decided to wring her eyes dry
                               and rise  up to face whatever  was   due .
         
                               With slow but sure strife
                                         she flew through mist and snow
                                                      carving  her route to  resurrection .

                                                            And lo ! She has made it   !
                                                                  Reaching the land of bright sunshine
                                                                     She is perched on the high olive tree
                                                                          revived  in  spirit  and zest  again  .
                               
                             Yes  !There she is !
                                   A hope  reborn  ,a dream realized  !
                                           Rising  again from dust and ashes  .
                                                 to face the joys and woes of  life  .      
                                Spreading  her newly grown wings
                                    she is ready to map the skies .
                                                     And as she  soars high up  and higher
                                                            I rub my eyes in wonder  -
                                                              and ask myself -
                                             Does  Phoenix  belong to legends alone  ?



Dedicated  to a  young lady who  joined Indian Army  when her husband  laid down his life  guarding the national border  in Siachin   glacier. .She decided to follow his  noble career  and underwent the tough military training to resume the service  of the nation  just where  he had  left  it ....
                          
                     This brave heart is  my Phoenix and   this ,   my salute to her indomitable  spirit  !
               





            









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10 comments:

  1. Reborn idealism or hope belongs to every one. Excellent.

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  2. Reborn idealism or hope belongs to every one. Excellent.

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  3. What a beautiful way to live the life leaving aside the gloom, curse and irony of fate which trascends the mind in the moments of loneliness.Such lines are tribute to the path chosen .Very interesting and motivating.

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  4. What a beautiful way to live the life leaving aside the gloom, curse and irony of fate which trascends the mind in the moments of loneliness.Such lines are tribute to the path chosen .Very interesting and motivating.

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  6. Thanks Asha ji ,for sharing my feelings ; this poem is about a real incident .

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  7. that I have witnessed .was deeply moved and that made me write this poem . Since then ,many more such occurences have come into view and I feel ,it may relate to all brave individuals who act likewise in the face of unforeseen odds and challenges .

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  8. that I have witnessed .was deeply moved and that made me write this poem . Since then ,many more such occurences have come into view and I feel ,it may relate to all brave individuals who act likewise in the face of unforeseen odds and challenges .

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