Thursday, 1 October 2015

                                      Ode To a Phoenix 
                              Nestled  in the heart of a blossoming tree 
                                    She had just begun to weave
                                         dreams of  a sunny tomorrow .
                             But Fate conspired with Death 
                                  and hatched the most cruel  plot 
                                       to nip her joy in the bud  .
                           A bolt from the  blue 
                                  fell on the tree of a sudden  ,
                                     hitting her nest unawares ,
                                         bringing it down to the earth  .
                           Too shocked  by the heavy blow  
                               to sense her own wounded self  
                                  she lay  petrified ,stunned ,
                                      in the midst of her broken  dreams .  

                                              PHASE TWO
          But long before the deadening loss 
           could kill her  lively spirits 
              she wrang her eyes dry  ,
                   and rose up from the wreckage
                       to fight  again and brave 
                          all odds that came her way  .
        With slow but sure strife  
          she flew through mist and snow
           carving her route to resurrection  .
   And  lo ! she made it  at last
       reaching the land of bright sunshine 
           she made  her nest on the  olive   again  .
                                                                           Yes ,she is there  at last 
                                                                                      A hope reborn , a dream realized 
                                                                                                life revived from dust and ashes  !
         Weighing her new grown wings 
              she is ready to map the skies 
                   even beyond the horizon 
                         for  what can be a limit  
                            to a spirit  indomitable !
                                                                     And  as she spreads  her wings
                                                                             to take up new flights 
                                                                                leaving the dust of  fear behind

                                        I rub my eyes in wonder  
                                           and ask myself --
                                                                   Does Phoenix belong to legends alone  ?           



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