Ashes to Ashes

‘Tis bitterness bound up

In this urn full of ashes,

Anger and madness

Conflict and clashes.


In life you defeated me,

Now I defeat you.

In life you controlled me,

In your death I control you.


I stomp on these ashes,

I kick and I sprawl.

In a fever, in passion

I crumple and fall.


It’s my bitterness bound up

In these ashes, still;

Controlled yet by you

Against my will.


I have a choice,

A truth to cut through:

To take back the control

I gave up to you.


Will I be bound

And yearn for release;

Or choose forgiveness

And freedom and peace?