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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