Butterflies and Blazes
Poem- The Blaze
Journey of Hearts
A Healing Place in CyberSpace TM

The poem the Blaze was written in response to the many people that I have contacted over the years, who have tried to disuade me from my path and convince me that I should do something else, or go in another direction.

Obstacles and challenges are placed in the way to see if you really will stay true to your path. Those who do not believe in you may be the strongest motivators of all. Because it is that lack of faith which will push someone to strive farther and try harder, to achieve even higher goals. At times I falter, but I do not fall, and I emerge stronger and victorious.

The symbol of the Phoenix arising victorious is a stronger one that I believe should appeal to men, perhaps better than the butterfly.

The Blaze
In my lifetime
I have met many with facades
speaking sweetly to my face,
but once my back is turned
The betrayal ensues
their true thoughts proclaimed.
They are needing to undermine
my confidence
my credibility
trying to cut me down
in a feeble attempt
to bolster their self doubts
and raise their confidence.
Intentionally, obstacles are placed in my path,
out of spite and with malice
so that I might stumble, fall
and be hurt.
Waiting, hoping, praying
for my failure.
Cut down by thoughtless, uncaring words
Wounded by vengeful, heartless actions
Injured by prejudiced, insensitive minds
I falter
but do not fall.
I bleed.
Though their words can hurt deeply
their actions singe my pride
and inflame my sense of injustice
I feel each stinging barb
yet I survive.
I heal.
In the process
discover my strength
my courage
my power.
With the knowledge
theirs is merely a charade
drenched in hypocrisy
awaiting discovery.
These thoughts and deeds are rooted
in ignorance and fear
but most of all
in jealousy.
Like the mighty phoenix,
Once again I rise from the flames
set to destroy me
and take flight.
I am
Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
Last updated July 9, 1998
The Phoenix was created for the site by Maryann Sterling. She has been creating art on the computer for 15 years, starting on an Atari 400 and moving up to a Macintosh, which she uses today.  She has been published in several magazines including Compute. Her art is pressed on several CD-roms distributed thoughout the world.
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