Burn Into Light

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #36 - "a phoenix first must burn"

"Write new poetry or prose inspired by the phrase:
"a phoenix first must burn"  (Posted by Magaly)"

Mother Nature was
pissed off.  
Father Time said there 
was not much left.  Humans
had decimated earth.
Floods frequently reached
new heights, mighty fires
burned throughout
the land.  Cities were
wiped out, people along
with them.  Violent
virus swept in.  No one
had a plan for combating

Some years later,
Mother Nature watched
her children bloom.
Father Time set down
his watch.  The world
had transformed to 
a glorious place once more.  
Only animals survived.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Burn Into Light

  1. Lori says:

    If I were mother nature I’d be pissed too. Here’s hoping the Earth can rise from the ashes.


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