Through the Flames

The heat rises
from the belly
of this merciless beast,
consuming all in
its mindless, focused
path.

 

Crackles and pops
echo across the dark,
announcing the arrival
of this monster,
made of oxygen and fear.

 

Marionette strings,
invisible beneath
the screams and prayers,
manipulate the
lapping and licking
and other verbs
associated with the dancing
creature before you.

 

Strangle it,
face it,
stand tall
and remember
that the power of hope
is stronger than
the destruction
of suffering.

 

The pain that you feel
you only can heal
by living.



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