A heavy burden on my shoulder I can't bear
of a drunk angel and a blind demon of despair
Broken heart & fate I cannot repair
...Like a cursed saint molested by destiny
of miserable days of life and eternity
Rotten teeth, tormented corpse seeking tranquility
A portly mind of golden thoughts to care, hefty
A torn vein of throbbing pulse of glare,
"Scornful god what have I done?"
"Disobedient slave! servant of Satan,
Had I not implore you to follow my path?"
"A one of fear or the other of loss?"
For the first had I repulsed, it was unfair
For the other scorched my dainty skin
and blinded my sight!
For I had chosen my own path of slight
Thorny passages and fist tight!
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