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May 15


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in the next life you were a phoenix
a fiery resurrection
songbird of ash & second chances

when you flew south for the winter,
you made it every time

see for you, the universe was an olympic mountain
jutting out of the ocean, a temple you would never set foot in
an elaborate maze you'd been lost in for too long;

the only love you'd ever known was from the coalfire
of your father's hands in the dark, they were the most angelic
monsters, they were beacons
his mind was the gears of a clock that never stopped spinning

but the light,
the light was a promise to be seen
the fire, a dancing enchanter that never leaves
the future was an echo on the labyrinth walls:

prince, dream of dove and swift and nebulae,
dream like the lone at night for the warmth of day

you were a golden child, waiting to be found in the darkness

the earth is too flat;
you said you'd go up,
thought you'd be a little closer to the gods

your downed shoulders caught wind of the whisper in the air
—the ground is no place for us with wings


tell me, was it worth it?

how did the clouds feel as they brushed like a kiss by your cheek?

tell me of the warmth you were looking for,
the sky can be a lonely place too sometimes

tell me, what did heaven taste like?

did you ever look back?
did you ever look back?

you were just as much a sacrifice as the rest of them
death is the most unforgiving of second chances

or maybe it was all a dream,
you woke on the shore with a mouthful of feathers & hands of ash

or maybe you choked on the weight of the world
when you swallowed it whole like the sea
this took forever to write, as i scrapped more than i usually do

but anywho, voilla!
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Given 2014-05-17
to icarus is  successwithhonor's curious take on the familiar legend. ( Featured by wreckling )
icarus-ica Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
cool ... :thumbsup:
Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member
Heartbreakingly magical
somebodi-else Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That was ridiculously powerful, and it resonated with me. I love the tale of Icarus, and all of the little paths one can take when interpreting it.
TeenTitans4EVER Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
The title and the first three lines drew me in instantly. The rest of the poem was just as beautiful. Loved it. 
Meggie272 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am absolutely loving the imagery in this. Icarus tales always get me. 
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
This was very beautiful.
acnero Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this could be one of the guides to life. I found a lot of questions and answers to my own life in this piece of text, so I salute and admire you. have a great flight.
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
YukiSnowFallsGently Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those last two lines. THOSE LAST TWO LINES. Absolutely amazing!
Sorrowscoldfrost Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Is Icarus that kid from Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun?
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