Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010


by Anthony Stevens

What is a beginning
If not the end of an end
Discarding the enemy
And making a friend
When you accept it's the last time
When you dare to dream
That we are flesh and blood
Not man made machine

Burn up your dead self
On life's funereal pire
Fanning the flames with earthly desire

A fire bird will rise
Inside and behind
Lovingly guarding
The unravelling of mind

That's it
With new wisdom
Assess the action you take
Being wholly responsible for the cause of YOUR hate

Come on, come on
Un-furrow that brow
Step close, bring forward
The real you

Added: 16.04.2010