Phoenix (NaPoWriMo)

From our Host:  “And now for our early-bird prompt (optional, like all our prompts!) Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poetic self-portrait. And specifically, we’d like you to write a poem in which you portray yourself in the guise of a historical or mythical figure.”

With brother, sister Phoenices

I rally!  Lift head, not prideful

Arrogance…grateful victory cry.

Wear pinions, smoky pewter hue

Silvered by furnace, tested true…

Fragrant triumph, no hint of burning.

Life strikes firestone, I fall a-flaming…

Yet wait, now watch a radiance rising:

Wings spread again, on wafted poetry

Beneath God’s caring vigilant eye…

His grace unclouded, goodness rich

His heart holds nary shadow of turning.*

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

* “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17, King James Bible

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