I created a video for my poem, “Burning the Embers.” The words to the poem are below.
Burning the Embers
Through the flames of the rising burning fire,
she saw all the glory that awaited her.
The embers burned with all of the
haunting memories of a haunted past
as they were swept away
in the cold breezy air.
Every ember was a moment in time,
a part of the trauma
that once held her prisoner
as it attempted to destroy
an already broken heart
Growing flames arose all around her.
She danced all around the tantalizing fire,
feeling the heat engulfing her hungry soul…
A magical malignant power from above overcame
her awakened spirit
and finally, every single toxin was released…
Every tear, trickled down
which washed her face,
and baptized her heart…
and within just seconds,
the sweltering fire dissipated.
And she breathed
for the first time…
- Ariana R Cherry