From the Ashes – a poem by Caroline Johnstone

From the Ashes

Rekindle the divine spark
If life would try
To snuff it out, or
Blind with smoke and mirrors.

Be your own fire keeper.
Defend and watch the embers well.
See that from the ashes
The mighty Phoenix rise.






Caroline Johnstone is originally from Northern Ireland, now living in Ayrshire.  She writes stories through her poems, mainly on philosophical, political and life experience themes and has been published in the UK, Ireland and the U.S. She is a member of Women Aloud NI, the Federation of Writers, Scotland, the Scottish Writers Centre and is on the Poets Advisory Group for the Scottish Poetry Library.

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