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Prometheus and Phoenix

I am my strength. I die again and again. Only to be reborn and rejuvenate.

Prometheus and Phoenix is a poem written by Ms. Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein and shared with The Ugly Writers with the theme Recovery for the month of March.


Prometheus and Phoenix


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Phoenix by Evolvana


Each night like Prometheus

Eaten by an eagle

And grow back overnight.

Only to be eaten again.

The next day

In an ongoing cycle.

The trials and tribunals

of life.

A long day’s journey starts

for the night.

Again, to be eaten.

Yet, rise all alone at night.

Prepare for the next day.

Not waiting for the saviour like Hercules

to release from this

Imprisonment and torture.

As I am like a Phoenix

I burned and turned into ashes

Again, and again.

Yet, I rise, I reborn and I recover.

I am my strength.

I die again and again.

Only to be reborn and rejuvenate.

With the hope of a new journey.


  • The Poem is dedicated to a friend who has towering courage to overcome all the hinders and barriers of life and has been a beacon of inspiration to me.


Give some love to Ms. Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein by reading her previous works here:

When Love Has Ended

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Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein

Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein is an aesthete from Dhaka, Bangladesh & MA holder in British&American Literature.Now a Free-lance writer. She writes weekly column for Different Truths Publications, India featuring humanitarian to diverse issues. She has contributed to other news portals. Her poems appeared in literary magazines. She has contributed to six Anthologies so far. She loves travelling and participates in recitals She seeks beauty from the blade of grass to twinkling stars. Aestheticism and humanism are the essence of her existence.She is the International Fellow 2020 of International Human Rights Arts Festival. She is the Bangla translator of Point Edition,an initiative of ITHACA foundation. She can be reached at

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