I’m in the talons of a phoenix rising over the earth,
ground becoming smaller as silence amplifies.
Over rainbows of apprehension,
I find darkness appealing seeing stars at a distance,
don’t feel too far away from light.

Cherishing nothing but a moment of loose thought,
unmovable yet free to saunter around
with no gravity to make it stop,
tragic if it does, for a part of me would be lost.

Secure in the clutches of this fiery beast,
touches of fear being cooled by the flames of passion,
purified by it carrying me away from mediocrity.
I feel protected, no longer measured by people’s expectations,
I can live and never miss a step,
So don’t have to worry about stumbling.

In the talons of a phoenix rising over the earth,
I have rest in knowing I’ll never touch the planet again.

Marshall Jones is a 40 year old man on a lifelong journey of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God. The author of "A Raven's Meal" (RoseDog Books), a poetry collection, he aspires to target the grey areas, and the people who are terribly misunderstood by society. Believing that everyone deserves a voice, he not only shares his testimony, but he also tries to use his gifting to share other people's experiences as well. He writes from the prison system that has housed his body for 18 years, but also from the place that has been the catalyst to his freedom. Click on the YouTube Link below for his Book. or go to