A Conflagration of Honesty and Passion (free verse poem)

Prompt: Phoenix

A bold dash of colour,
a bright splash of life,
amidst the drabble of dark brown
and mottled khaki.

With plumes of purple and pink
and swaths of orange and bright blue,
you refused to conform,
to live a lie,
to hide your love,
even as the flames of hate
were stoked by fear and ignorance.

As I dusted ashes off a single pink feather,
I was so goddamn proud of you,
and the spirit that would live on
in the honesty and passion you inspired.

Author: Elle

Hi, I'm Elle. I'm based in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a moderator at Writing.com, the mother of two gifted children, the wife of a Twitch gaming streamer and the Queen of Unfinished Projects. I've been reading since I was 4 years old, writing poems (badly) since 1994, blogging since 2001 and I started studying photography in 2010. This blog will contain poems, short stories, photos, book reviews and my thoughts on a variety of topics. Hope you enjoy it.

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