Treasure Island

john beharry


Rising From The Ashes


The wear and tear of my past experience
has ravaged my spirit, body and soul
Now my life is a mere shallow existence
with a deep longing to be made whole

I was caught in the beauty of your charm
and savouring its full pleasure was my goal
Now I experience a deep sense of alarm
at the loss of my feeling of control

But with my own inner resolve and firmness
and the strength I can get from other avenues
I must overcome this sense of helplessness
and move on to live my life as I choose

The phoenix bird burns itself to ashes
whenever it becomes worn out with age
And from those ashes a new phoenix arises
and starts a fresh life cycle on a new page

Scorched and burned by my actions of the past
and having learned from the anguish and pain
I also will rise from those ashes at last
and move on afresh with my own life again



(To those dealing with an addiction - drugs, alcohol, etc.,
and also a broken heart)

Submitted: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Edited: Sunday, July 20, 2014

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(To those dealing with an addiction - drugs, alcohol, etc.,
and also a broken heart)

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