Ashes, Ashes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
When pain strikes, is their ever again a chance for beauty to flourish? Written after my dad's entire business burned down in a freak accident.

Submitted: October 01, 2018

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Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Fueled by irony, fired by gain:

Is life and all living so futile, so vain

That simply a spark can ignite so much pain?

 

I think so.

 

In jest bespoken, in disbelief - 

Could something so sweet truly cause so much grief;

In one simpering moment, no sign of relief?

 

I say so.

 

Doused with water, smothered in tears;

Will beauty from ashes somehow reappear

In the ever-monotonous march of the years?

 

I know so.


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