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An energy quaking in the depths of my soul
So strong, profound, and out of control.
It hungers for something more.
Ravishing my life and all it could store.

My spirit is now pressed thin
Fighting a battle against the conquest of sin
Shaking and trembling beneath the strength
It loses it's hold and begins to quake.

My soul latches on with every ounce of hope
Physically my body begins to stroke.
Light darkens all around me.
A ray of light is all I see.
Leading somewhere I wish I could reach
I've fallen so far beneath the breach

Lifted up towards the heavens then jerked down
I see my body from below the ground.
Fire encases my spirit.
My soul screams out and becomes weary.

In hell my spirit has landed.
An eternity of pain is what has been demanded.
Other souls toil on into the searing heat.
They've lost their hope and are only weak.

Nostalgia envelopes my soul
Remembering everything I've done so cold.
Wishing to rewind I pray for a chance
to make things right and be a true man.

At that instant wings erupt from my back.
I rise above the infernos wrath.
Towards my body I rise fast.
In a second this will all be past.

I shed my wings and drop flight.
My spirit in my body locked tight.
Darkness disperses and light prevails.
Now I must upheld
The promise I made in Hell.



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heaven said...
Sept. 11, 2009 at 11:22 am:
best poem ever.you got the talent of a journalist in that hand of yours, keep strong and keep writing in helps in the long run. your really good!!!:)
 
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Stephanie F. This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm:
best poem i've read in a long time. you have the gift of a poet. new fave. keep on writing
 
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MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 7:17 pm:
wow this is a beautiful poem i think its my new fave :) CONGRATS!
<3,
Kayla
p.s. cmnt on my poems... please+much thanks for writing this!
 
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ErykaLeigh said...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 9:18 am:
I'm a teenage writer and i'm sitting here in class (finished with my work of coarse) when I happen upon this poem. I literally sat straight up with a jolt when I read this. It was amazing!!! Your writing is the best i've seen in a very long while. You truly know what it means to be a poet. Well done!
 
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Meghan said...
Sept. 7, 2009 at 8:13 pm:
Amazing poem. Best Ive read in awhile =]
 
lemons_r_crazy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 9, 2009 at 8:06 am :
Love it!! This is by FAR the best poem I've read on here. Favorite! Five stars! Keep writing...
 
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