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Out Of The Ashes

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hoot_owl_rn
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Out of the Ashes

Charred ashes lay in a pile
where once were burning embers.
Dreams are discarded in the soot,
buried amidst hurt and shame.
What is left after the fire is gone
and nothing else remains?
Only me, lost and alone,
a little worse for wear,
tattered and torn,
but still intact.
I pick myself up again,
brush away the soot and grime.
Out of the ashes comes life;
and I have been resurrected.



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"When you come to the edge of the light which is all you know. And are about to step off into the darkness that is unknown...Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on...or you will learn how to fly." -Unknown
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Isis
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1 posted 11-25-1999 11:32 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

A momentary hush, she spreads her wings and flies!!! Bravo my friend

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there IS to celebrate.
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Dark Angel
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2 posted 11-25-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Wow, Ruth this is great!!

I pick myself up again,
brush away the soot and grime.
Out of the ashes comes life;
and I have been resurrected.

Loved these last 4 lines.

You GO Girl !!

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


ex-terminator
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3 posted 11-25-1999 11:52 PM       View Profile for ex-terminator   Email ex-terminator   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ex-terminator

Wow what a beautiful poem sad though.
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 11-26-1999 12:02 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ruth - The Phoenixx lives.
Great poem. Great attitude.
Where once was pain ... now joy will reign.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 11-26-1999 12:04 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Isis, Darkangel, ex-terminator(clever name by the way) and Marge....thank you all for your comments
WhtDove
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6 posted 11-26-1999 12:53 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is a more postive note than recent! Good to see it m'friend!
DreamEvil
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7 posted 11-26-1999 01:26 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I am glad to see an upswing in your work my friend.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ
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"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)


Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


8 posted 11-26-1999 03:53 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I too am glad to see the light return to your pen. I worry for you my friend!
RSEvans
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9 posted 11-26-1999 10:22 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Hoot the Phoenix...Rise and Fly dear one. Your poetry inspires yet again.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Marilyn
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10 posted 11-26-1999 10:58 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

My wise and caring friend. I am glad you have dusted off the soot and grime. Fly free, fly straight. You have a safe haven here if needed my friend.
Tara Simms
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11 posted 11-26-1999 11:31 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Great one, Ruth. It amazes me how many poems we've written on similar themes. Mine was Fire Storm.
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 11-26-1999 01:39 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

A most gracious thank you to everyone for their kind replys
Alwye
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In the space between moments


13 posted 11-26-1999 09:23 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Beautiful...the hope at the end is perfect..wonderful job, hoot!

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*Krista Knutson*

"If my heart had wings, I would fly to you and lie beside you as you dream....." ~Faith Hill: If My Heart Had Wings~


Denise
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14 posted 11-26-1999 09:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful poem with an even more wonderful ending!

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Denise

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15 posted 11-26-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Attagirl, hoot. We all make an ash out of ourself at one time or another. The trick is to flame anew which it appears you are doing. Thank God.
Seymour Tabin
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16 posted 11-26-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
Agree with balladeer, Well done.
Severn
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17 posted 11-29-1999 05:19 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

From an owl
to a phoenix
Ruth dear
you'll always fly
your poetry
feathers on your
wings
the spirit inside
to overcome
will never
let you flail
wingless
against a cruel
dark sky...

Love this poem, my friend.
'Dreams are discarded in the soot' - Wonderful line, if sad.
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