For this Tuesday, I’m doing a little poetry. Enjoy!
It Will Won’t Will Won’t Be Okay
I have reached the end
Of the earth
I have sailed past the world’s wonders
I have finished all of my work.
Here on the edge
There is darkness to an indefinite depth
Heat from a fire fierce and enduring
And a distinct feeling of death.
My body is ready to fail
To tumble into the pit
Scarred and beaten by the journey
It would only take one more hit.
I feel destined to become dust
Carried away by the wind
Free from the world’s weight
Released from all of my sin.
This is a trial
I am not meant to survive
It is an event
That must be faced with no shield or disguise.
With the last of my courage
I plunge into the flames
Everything becomes ash
The time has come for change.
I fall away from this life
Only to rise
Ascending into a new body
Free from pretension or disguise.
Feeling new and powerful
I return once more to earth
My old self discarded
On this date of my second birth.
The life of a phoenix
Is one of glory and pain
It begins with the view of the light above
It ends with the view of nothing below in flame.
As the cycle begins again
I fly across the sea
The world’s wonders return once more
And I begin to feel free.
The past trails behind me
Burning away in a stream of smoke
All that remains of the old life
Filled with the memories, lessons, and words I spoke.
My life could never continue
If my time never came to an end.
My eyes find the ground
I take a deep breath and descend.