Samantha Viles

Rookie - 110 Points (18th July 2001)

Comfort Into Ash - Poem by Samantha Viles

When I’m lonely or glad
Happy or sad
I walk down to the creek and climb the tall tree.

As I sit up above
I lie back and look
I see the bright coloured birds and the swaying of the trees
I see leaves of many kinds moving with the wind
I feel the cold breeze slap across my face
And I hear the soothing song of the song birds
They are singing,
Oh so happily.

I imagine myself flying,
Freely
With all of my bird friends
Just flying around,
Until the day ends
But I know that can’t happen
So I just watch and stare
Looking up at the sky
Plating my hair.

I listen to the songs
And listen to the creek
Drifting away into deep sleep
The creek flows calmly
And the fish start to play
A bird comes to rest
And keeps at bay
I sing to the bird and it starts to fall silent
And when I finish my song everything goes quiet

Then all at once
All the birds start to sing
It’s a pretty little tune
Nothing different about it
‘Cause it’s the song I just sang
And they just had to sound it,
I sing the lyrics
And they hum the tune
And we all sing
Until the moon

I sing many songs
Mainly songs of sorrow
And I can’t wait,
To come back tomorrow.
For the rest of the day
I just listen and sing
Just listen to the melody
And the flapping of a wing
I look at the scenery
Just one last time
Trapping it all
Into my mind

I remember the water
Glistening and bright
Shimmering colours
In the bright night.
I remember the birds
Blue, red and green
The most spectacular birds
I’ve ever seen

That’s what I miss,
Most of all
Because now all I see,
Is a great big wall.
A wall of fire and smoke,
That took away my home
And now I feel trapped
In a small dome.

All I have now are the memories
And I will never forget
Cause I will always fight
Always remember
Never think about the embers.
The flames that took my friends and home away
Could never be controlled in any way

I always think about the times that I had
Looking at the stream, not doing any bad.
The smoke was so thick
And the fire was so hot
Burning down everything
Burning the lot

Now I will never see,
That happy place again
And all I now have left inside of me
Is a fiery, torn heart that will never mend


By Samantha Viles

Topic(s) of this poem: loneliness


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is an abstract poem about a girl who dreams of freedom. She was only a young child when it happened. She was doing what children do. Making friends, playing games, exploring. But now the flames have taken her away from everything she knew, everything she cared about. She will never forget that day, the day that has caused her to grow up too fast. The day that caused me to grow up too fast. People say I am a young girl with an 'old soul'. At first I didn't know what they ment, but now I do.

This poem is an abstract of a life I once had. The place is real. I used to escape there to get away from everything. I would stay there for hours just listening to the chirping of birds. I more like coppied there tunes and added lyrics then them copy mine. The main abstract of this poem is the flames. In this poem, the flames represent the event that happened causing me to leave my home and everything I knew. That is a memory of the past and now I have new friends and my family all together again.

The girls heart is starting to mend again.

Comments about Comfort Into Ash by Samantha Viles

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (3/2/2015 12:10:00 AM)


    Nicely done.Well done.Keep it up
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Akhtar Jawad (2/28/2015 6:32:00 PM)


    The main abstract of this poem is the flames. In this poem, the flames represent the event that happened causing me to leave my home and everything I knew. That is a memory of the past and now I have knew friends and my family all together again.
    The girls heart is starting to mend again.
    The poem is a beauty and the poet's note is the light of a candle that enables the readers to read and understand this wonderful poem................10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 28, 2015


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