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Phoenix Rissing

March 2, 2021
By Kenzielee SILVER, Farmers Branch, Texas
Kenzielee SILVER, Farmers Branch, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know."- anonymous

As the tree grows

So will I.

Yet unlike the tree

Who will rot and fade away.

I will pick myself back up

And carry on my day.

One day the tree will be a friend

Who I will greet with open arms.

In a special place

Among the twinkling stars.

Flowing like a river

I tend to lose my course.

Then I learn to swim upstream

Despite that invisible force.

Fighting towards the end

I see a light ahead.

Pushing with all my might

I finally comprehend.

For the voice is not gone

Only left for a while.

He's an old friend 

Who I'll see after the final mile

I love the music of the birds

that sing in the early morn.

It reminds me every day

of those that have been torn.

For I have been there too

every day a different shade of blue.

Yet like a phoenix I will rise

And soar above them all.

The tree

The river

And the birds

Will be gone forever more.

The author's comments:

I wrote this peice for my english class to describe my personal anthem. The theme I chose was being ready to move on from the past. There are things in my past that have been highly taumatic for me as im sure everyone has things in their past that feel the same way. This peom became an output for my emotions and has helped me realize that moving on is easier than it seems. What started out as a fun school project has now become a sort of therapy. Poetry is now one of my favorite things to write and it is primarily due to this poem.

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