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VxPoem ID: 33774


Posted: July 30th. 2008 10:34:03 PM

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Flowers From The Ashes

by Gaia

Age Group: Adult

Dedication to
Tempest Smith

Michele Gaddis ©7/30/2008

She was aptly named
She lived through a tempest and that was her name
Object of abuse and ridicule
Everyone just turned a blind eye and went deaf
Everyone could see the storm building but no one would do a thing to stop it
Save her mom and no one would listen to her
Time ran out

Like a whirlwind
Her tears poured like rain
When she could take it any more
She took a pretty scarf
put it around her neck
tied it to the bed post really tight -
jumped into a better life
That’s the day Tempest ended her storm
Tempest Is No More
But there is a rainbow after every storm
Her Spirit Will Spring Forth Flowers From The Ashes

That’s happens when things get out of control that’s why
People need to be
Motivated, That’s goes for
We need learn not just tolerance but acceptance and love

C 2:
Like a whirlwind
Things can fly of control
When tears pour like rain
When people could take it any more
The might just do something to end it all
Like the day Tempest ended her storm
So the Tempest will cease
Not everyone can see
There is a rainbow after every storm
But if we all work together Tolerance, Acceptance and Love,
Will Spring Forth Flowers From The Ashes

Author's Notes: This is a poem and lyrics to a song for my CD that I am working on and I thought that would share it.
I was really moved by Tempest's story and I though how ironic that her life reflected the meaning of her name- which means extremely storm.
For those who do not know her story search for Tempest Smith. Her mother a crucader for tolerance, includance and acceptance of other passed beyond the veil.
This event inspired me to write thislyric /poem
For those of you not familiar with lyrical notes
C= Chorus
The number after it indicates which version of the Verse or Chorus it is.
The name of the song/ poem is taken from an inspirational quote by Tempest mother , Denessa. it is included underneath

"If she truly has magickal energies then this energy is spread as wide and as far as it can get then it will spring forth flowers from the ashes.”1 Quotation of Denessa Smith (8/25/1965-7/28/2008) , Tempest Mother from the article by Nitedruid originally appeared in the Mabon 2002 issue of The Willow's Way, a publication of the Federation of Circles and Solitaries.

Hope you all enjoy Gaia

Author's Location: Houstion, Texas
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