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The Fall ........ The Rise

I remember when
I slipped from the lap of grace,
and landed on the ground.
Knees bloodied from the fall,
all I could do was crawl  
from sacrifice to sacrifice,as the fine lines
of life pierced my being like a scalpel to tender flesh.
I remember when,the hounds of perdition  
smelled my wounded soul,and came for me.
Snarling to lay waste to my tethered remains,
How then, could it be that as I watched them approach
with fear and loathing that they would only
lower their heads,and lay at my feet.
licking the poison from my mortal wounds  
that marked me.
Unable to fully stand,In spirit I lay slain
staring off into the darkness of the Abyss,as
One lone tear strolled down my face I feared
that if I continued to leer I would be lost
and swallowed whole...
Cerberus, now my companion licks my hand and nudges
my side...almost lauding me to not give up.
and in the midst of this ....
I rise.
I rise to see over the Abyss and into the next horizon.
Not knowing that the second half of my life was yet to be
written,when I had all but lost hope.
Now,with my stay in purgatory complete...
I stand...
I rise to see my destiny,because I now know
that forces of Darkness can not have my soul
They never could.
The struggle was always mine.... to win.
I have made peace with my demons,
as Cerberus licks my hand...
eager to see where the Journey takes us.
Now, I know its not the end when I fall,
as long as I am willing to get back up again.
Written by Firebyrd
Published | Edited 31st Jul 2012
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