Phoenix: Reborn

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No place to hide, I’m ball-and-chain bound
Dropped in mid-air, crashed into the ground

Locked in constant battle, an emotional duel
No need for arson, your words be the fuel

You burn every bridge, every road set ablaze
Embers smoldering, everywhere that I gaze

Crawling through the ruins, no roof on my head
Crumbling walls, broken floors, as good as dead

Life has no meaning, love lost all its thrill
Vultures circling over me, moving in for the kill

You pushed me and shoved me, and put me under
But I got out unscathed, still makes me wonder

Thought I had lost all, but I held onto hope
Coughing and wheezing, got out of the smoke

Like a phoenix reborn, growing from the ashes
Few scars as reminders, a few bleeding gashes

Wings flapping again, to the skies I shall soar
Opportunities aplenty, worlds left to explore

– Yousuf Bawany

Justify This!

How can we expect the new year to be peaceful when all we really do is welcome it with fire? I can hear people screaming and firing guns with no regard for people who are being disturbed by this; think about the elderly, the sick, the children, and the people who have to wake up early no matter what. Is this a Celebration or an act of Barbarianism? Go figure.