Phoenix Nest

By Melancholic VIncent

Today i woke up

Earlier this time

It was still night outside

Not a move to chase

Through the endless dark

Not a sound to follow

Through the lifeless matter


But there was a bright light

Outlining the closed door of my room

Almost stifling me with the dense air

But there was a jarred noise

Forcing the blocked entry on my room

Almost burning me with the sudden heat


The water mirror in my eyes

Dare to defy the opposite element

Reflecting the rebel fire

Twisting in front of me

But then i cover my face

Cowering before the flames

Kneeling towards it’s power


I draw back to catch my breath

And press hard the left side of my chest

To ensure that my heart is still beating

And then i haste into the flux barrier

Dodging the ardent fingers of the flames

That seal shut the way behind me


The debris and glasses on the floor

Cut and prick me as i walk barefoot

I tried to scream hoping to hear a survivor

But my voice was smothered by the deafning jangles

Of the explosions collapsing the building


The roof was painted black

By the clouds of smoke

The wooden objects were burned to ash

Everybody were very quiet to be alive

Dead bodies scattered in the floor

Burned corpses still lying down on the beds

Cremated cadavers trapped into the flames


Feeling dizzy for breathing in the coat of smoke

I crawl down in the corridor of flames

Willing to escape

But the walls are closing in

Engulfing me in it’s flames

Close to the exit

I could barely stand on my feet

And as i opened the door

A burst of boiling air throws me out violently

I fell uncounscious a few meters ahead

As the whole building vanish into the flames

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Copyright 2012 Melancholic VIncent
Published on Monday, June 4, 2012.     Filed under: "Fiction" and "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Jonas Robinson (843)By person wrote:

    Too brilliant to dislike. I love this.

  • Nehema On Friday, August 17, 2012, Nehema (1313)By person wrote:

    What a beautiful metaphor. Great detail, much enjoyed - XXOO Scholar

  • Melancholic VIncent On Friday, August 17, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (534)By person wrote:

    Thanks Robyn. It's like a story that expresses pain.

  • Serpents Lamb On Monday, July 2, 2012, Serpents Lamb (46)By person wrote:

    i love these poems :) such dark tortured beautiful souls :)

  • Melancholic VIncent On Monday, July 2, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (534)By person wrote:

    It meant to show the anguish made by flames

  • dwells On Monday, June 4, 2012, dwells (5710)By person wrote:

    So glad you survived and this was terrifying, hoping it was only a fictional account but almost too real - welcome to DP!

  • Melancholic VIncent On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (534)By person wrote:

    This one was fictional fortunately :) But thanks for your empathy. Everything that talks about something vivid that really happened or that talks about something in my life, it will be shown as a personal. When i feel enraged, i imagine things as if they were burning, or it seems like my body explodes from within. This happened more, some years ago, when i felt more anger. Sometimes i look into the sky and imagine it red as if judgement was about to fall on us. I'd like to understand more about this, but i still don't understand too much about it.

  • dwells On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, dwells (5710)By person wrote:

    I used to dream of a red, burning hot brick wall for some reason, go figure..Thanks.

  • Melancholic VIncent On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (534)By person wrote:

    It always means something, it's how our sub-counscious speaks with us, in riddles.

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