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The PhoenixThe rising moon sheds light
on a similar soul,
tarnished and pitted as much
as the hovering rock above it;
rising from the dust that shines in the warm midnight air
that pervades with a vibrant sense of life and learning.
This soul can become smooth;
refined by the furnaces that it has sat in for so long,
waiting for a touch to shape it
to fix the crooked, mishapen bits.
A thought ingintes,
burning away cobwebs and shadows,
raging like wildfire through a conciousness
that sat like an empty house
ready for demolition-
returned by the burst of fire and passion
of an extinguished life rekindled.
Underneath the starlight,
hope and flames intertwine
in a glorious reckoning
of past, present and future;
Wings flap as hard as they can,
destined to lift the sagging esteem
and broken promises
off the ground into the beauteous glory of the waiting beyond.
A secret smile plays;
no one can see this-
a fireworks show meant only for me,
a flustered game of chance until now,
when I found myself
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More