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A New Tattoo

I'll wear you always,
etched to my skin
mythically rising from the flames
where you live to fight
another day.
Emerging from ashes
of your own demise,
resplendent reds upon golden fire,
a teardropp to heal,
song within your cry,
power of the Gods.
Above your wings
lays the inscription:
Nothing Lasts Forever,
in stark reference
to the life I know.
You, however,
will fly upon my flesh
as long as I survive,
until I'm bathed in fire.

13/7/07

Submitted: Saturday, July 12, 2008


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  • Bobby Wynn (5/12/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    Always wanted a naked lady on my arm, great poem.

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  • Gajanan Mishra (5/12/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    To the life I know / as long as I survive. good poem, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.

  • Gillian Commerford (5/12/2013 4:44:00 AM)

    Liked it very much although personally I would never like a tattoo

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/22/2012 2:11:00 AM)

    nice poem...a wonderful way to express eternal love for someone...

  • Diptesh Augustine Sarkar (5/13/2012 12:56:00 AM)

    Sad and poignant....commensurate words pattern. Good Work..

  • Deci Hernandez (5/12/2012 4:04:00 PM)

    i hate tatoos, but a poem about a tatoo. this'll do. nice work. You however will fly upon my flesh... sweet rhythm.

  • Deva De Silva (3/15/2009 12:26:00 PM)

    Feelings felt deep within definitely a tattoo by default... I liked the way you express it...

  • Laurie Hill (1/27/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    A lovely poem to the mythical phoenix.....10

  • *Trusting You* (11/23/2008 11:49:00 PM)

    this is a great way to think about a tattoo... vary good images. I really like this one. good job.
    Crystal

  • Vanish Windows (10/20/2008 5:10:00 PM)

    Lovely image of the phoenix and its illustration on the skin. 'Nothing Lasts Forever' but a tattoo lasts as long as the skin has life. A sensitive metaphor, written without oversentimentalising or padding.

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