A Vow From Hertan

As the silence slices abruptly,
The drum of mortality strikes.
Through agony, I’ve persevered to understanding.
The negativity from darkness loses its clasp,
I linger, starved from the light.
Emotion swallows my mind,
Finally, with purpose I rise.
Animalistic vigor,
Uncanny spite,
Each thump and thrash,
Only to fortify my life.
I am a one-winged phoenix.
I am a fangless wolf.
But this is a vow to continue to struggle,
To constantly persist,
As the resilient heart will always cling to life.

Written by Aquatic-Vehicle (Lexiloo)
Author's Note
After following one of the competitions, they had the artist Wardruna and their piece “Hertan” a part of the competition. This was my take on the song. I hope you enjoy!
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