Music Prompt #38: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran – Phoenix


I see fire.

A fire igniting

The person you can be.

From the cold cinders of a past

Beset with confrontation and brutality

You rise like a phoenix

From the ashes of your life

Bright, brilliant and full of hope.

You stand before me

With potential and promise

To shape a life as never before.

A chance to be you,

A woman demanding our attention

To listen

Take note

And rejoice with you

As you make a difference.


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17 Responses to Music Prompt #38: “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran – Phoenix

  1. Wow, this is truly beautiful, Michael — and inspiring. The most inspiring thing about it is that you are a man and have written it. Now, please don’t misunderstand. I have been blessed to have a dad and a husband who were not afraid of women becoming all they could be, but, in general, of the thousands of men I have known or had to interact with in this life, very, very, very few have the genuine desire to see most women do so. Most have been too focused on their “man-ness” or have simply been too much of a wimp or coward to want to see the women in their lives truly blossom. Thank you for this piece. And, of course, it could just as easily relate to a friendship of any kind, because the truest friend is the one who desires our own best interest and who literally helps pull us up to become the best we can be.

  2. kim881 says:

    Excellent stuff!

  3. This is a wonderful poem, Michael! The woman that you are writing this poem for is very lucky to have a man support her with so much passion!

  4. Scout says:

    I agree with Sandra and Joy. It takes a lot to stand by someone with “a past Beset with confrontation and brutality” and show the kind of support you have demonstrated in your beautiful poem. Well done, Michael 🙂

  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    cold cinders of a past…. that’s a powerful phrase 😀

  6. When someone has been denigrated and marginalized all her life, she is indeed lucky (as has been said) to have someone who wants to build her up when in the past she has been demolished. Beautiful anthem to hope, support, growth and rebirth. Now I have to — you guessed it — go off and cry.

  7. “You’ve given someone obviously very special the most wonderous gift — believing in them.” “In turn, she added, “they will give their special gifts to others.” “Pretty big accomplishments in this sad world, I’d say.,” with the usual sniffle.

  8. wildchild47 says:

    Testament to the sensitivity of the person writing, in understanding and knowing that regardless of gender and circumstances, that there is strength and inherent beauty within everyone, and it takes far more courage to stand by someone, unconditionally offering love and support, because one knows they are truly treasures. Far harder to let others shine, for most people are too weak, selfish and petty in their own worries and absorption, so when someone tries to live by these creed – and encourage, especially when times are hardest, is truly one of the best gifts. And it pays itself forward.

    Beautiful piece Michael 🙂

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