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    Ash

    Like Montserrat, destroyed and covered in ash
    Her heart was devoured, consumed and buried
    Then slowly came revival after that clash
    Sadness and death were painfully miscarried

    Clear sunny blue skies now filled life every day
    Grateful for peace of mind and another chance
    promised herself never again to betray
    Closed door to her past without another glance

    Accepting life's unpredictability
    Is a road not well nor easily traveled
    It belies inner strength and humility
    scarred somewhat but not completely unraveled

    Out of heaps of ash comes renewal of life
    Human growth can come from life's trials and strife

  • #2
    My heart leapt with joy to see your picture in the queue again AtL! YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED! And this poem - timely for me indeed (given liturgical seasons) but with a message so strong and encouraging for anyone, anytime - all in a beautifully formed sonnet. So ready to receive your wonderful sonnets (or any form) again to learn and grow and just soak in the beauty of who you are! Wish I could give multiple likes!

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    • #3
      Thank you very much RLW!! I've missed all of you as I fondly call my poet friends -- your beautiful writings, your insight, just missed all of you. I have a lot of reading to catch up. 😊

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      • #4
        MY BUDDY'S BACK, MY BUDDY'S BACK! Thought of you often AG! Welcome back. You are loved here and it will be great to see the Great here again! And your poem? Delightful

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        • AlexandratheLate
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          Thank you Bobby my friend. I've missed you and your writing too. 😊

      • #5
        Thank you very much LG for the like. 😊

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        • #6
          Yes ATL! I"ll be back to it. Very excited you shared ..

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          • #7
            ATL, love the ending! Great to have you back!

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you very much Tanner.

          • #8
            In true Alexandran style, she brings three rhyming quatrains, and, with a returning flourish, crowns them a sonnet! Life's turns reflected upon, lessons distilled, and resolve recovered - your distinctive voice is here again, and we are blessed thereby. I salute and bow, Alexandra.

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you so much Grant. It's great to read all these beautiful poems.

          • #9
            All is well Alexandra!

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you very much Bobby my friend.

          • #10
            Hello AlexandratheLate, A most lovely sonnet, loaded to the brim with courage, determination and beautiful poetry. You compose well, the sonnet, a difficult form yet special, precious even, as is this poem. Regards, Tony.

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you very much Tony for your gracious comments.

          • #11
            Beautiful sonnet with an ending I would like to have printed on my wall:
            Out of heaps of ash comes renewal of life
            Human growth can come from life's trials and strife

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you so much Anatoliy - I'm honored.

          • #12
            Enjoyed the way it flows smooth to read great ending

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you very much Pp. always appreciate your comments.

          • #13
            Like a Phoenix up from the ashes!! AlexandratheLate she and this poem rise!

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            • AlexandratheLate
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              Thank you very much Suzzen. I really appreciate your comments.

          • #14
            You crossed my mind lately.

            We cannot erase the past, its triumphs and scars, but, perhaps we can learn and grow from it.

            So true.

            Well done, poet.

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