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The Depths

June 6, 2011
By apoetssoul SILVER, Lockport, New York
apoetssoul SILVER, Lockport, New York
8 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Thomas Jefferson

Plunge into the depths of the lie,
Hold your breath and dive in.
Swim down deeper and deeper.
Feel your skin begin to crawl,
From all the impurity dishonesty has created.
Open your eyes just a crack,
And try hard to keep them open just a few more moments,
The horrifying shadows and creatures which thrive in this darkened mess,
Will petrify you.
Now, your lungs must be on fire,
But go down further still,
To the bottom of this foul, acidic liquid;
Encounter the truth, brighter than ten thousand suns,
Concealed by these monsters and their hermitage.
We have come to it,
The bottom of this pit of shame and madness and fear,
And before you, my friend, is the most radiant thing in the universe.
Take it, and go now.
Swim fast to the top before your lungs burst,
Holding on to the gem ever so tightly.
Go now, and do not ask why I stay,
For I am bound to this world until these creatures are conquered,
And this polluted water becomes crystal clear.
Go now, rush with the speed of the strongest winds to the top, go!
Shine the light of the everlasting jewel above the surface of this cesspool,
And let Truth illuminate the world once more.

The author's comments:
A piece intended to achieve a decent grade in English which turned into one of my personal favorite pieces that I've been able to create. Dark, perhaps; cleansing, absolutely.

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This article has 2 comments.

apoetssoul said...
on Feb. 13 2012 at 7:58 pm
Thank you so much! So few people comment on my work, and I'm truly glad that you took the time to comment! Spread the word, if you would! Thank you and God Bless :)

on Feb. 13 2012 at 1:34 am
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
16 articles 16 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

Definitely dark, but I must admit that I love the dark and dreary.