From a father bent on shame who
gave me the name that associated
itself with much pain.
Though shall I dote without hope?
and revel in foolish pride that hath
revealed agony plus want justly
Oh God I inherited from my old
man, such a gift not warranted but
humbly bestowed upon me it came
shining from the grave.
A yearning heart I did acquire
and relentless did I make it proud
to seek fame not shame glued
to my shadow from birth.
The darkness often fell upon my
spirit yet crying out from Hell I held
on to what sunshine did offer my
winter hours from an emptiness cast
of steel the bell did toll a forgotten
My heirloom given me like a King
receiving his crown triumphantly
and furrowed brow I cautiously held
it shaking in my hands fearful
for the dread that wore it before me.
At the bottom of a mountain my
cradle was rocked among the
sheds where rats and vermin
fed and nightly a raging father
roared with unsuspecting
vicious airy dread.
My kingdom among a touch
of hell fell without much pageantry
but instead a ringing in my head
to flee this place of human battles
so severe, yet like a stricken child
I could not run, where to? My world
outside this kingdom pleaded for me
to follow and leave behind my
shadow and find anew.
Like a heavy wind I was too bound
and stricken glued by eyes half-open
for I was not yet a man, but dreams
fell upon me and empires fell before
me for you see I was a captive to his
throne and though I felt the thrust to
penetrate him deeply and see the
blood tipped dagger from the other
side of his throat, I did not have the
courage to end this demon’s life.
Instead I kept ambitious and with
passion from outsiders and the
passing of time I was freed at last
from this horrid dream and set free
like mornings dew and serpents
transparent skin left to start
anew, the mountain peak I did climb
to not alone and found the world and
all that it did contain, leaving behind
my pain I stepped from the shadows
and the pouring rain bathing and fluttering
upon the vapor of a rainbow sent from
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