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fearful words
spoken
through the cracked lips
of devastation
the ear
melts
upon hearing
the curse
and leaves
only a stain
on the ragged shirt
of the righteous.

The Sacrifice

the soldier he fell
to his knees and he screamed
clutching the dirt in his fist

his eyes gaping holes
burnt and blistered each day
from horrors, never meant to exist

empty shell of a friend
all marred and charred
glowing ashes, next to his form

he dared not to look
for the pain was too great
the aftermath, a raging cold storm

so he steeled his mind
and cut out his heart
to bury it, there in the ground

he covered it up
and then got to his feet
to face the next demon, no sound

Distorted

the entrance of the beast
once revealed
you cringe
and struggle

molten
rotten
false
the smell of decay
burns your nostrils

you have no choice
step
after step
after step
wading through the filth and grime
until you find
the gem
the one true core
hidden
in the abyss

Failed Attempt

stumbling
through the dark
blistered feet
hit the concrete
keep going
keep going
keep going
the rain
feels like ice
cutting through
biting
chipping away
the willpower
keep going
keep going
a ragged breath
a feeble step
keep going

there is no more.

How Long?

you leave your heart
at the doorstep
every day
you come home
and hope
for changes.
the flame
once bright,
once alive
in your chest
has become
nothing
but
a faint glow
and you fear
if she breathes too hard
it might
wink out.

how much more
can you endure?

Ambush

icy whispers
jagged tongue
the appetite
to hurt
to wound
to maim
hidden behind
white, even teeth…
a bright smile
that never
touches the eyes

daggers
forced
into the naked spine
of those
unable to
fend for themselves

the minority
rules
the majority

prejudice
shows
its ugly face.