The Clockwork God

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The story of a lonely god of lonely gears.

Submitted: June 18, 2018

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Beholden by none, yet beholding all:
The Clockwork God – a mechanized thrall
Of metal and gems, towering tall;
The Lord of Gears in Causality Hall.

It's seen grand empires rise and fall,
Hopeless to defy Its Program's call.

Millenniums pass, with no one to see
The heart It desired that must never be.
Its gears formed disasters of land, sky and sea
So as to balance them as the Great Three.

Yet still It yearned for a chance to be free;
'Til seeing, in Man, a long sought key.

It knew to be known it must draw attention
From the kingdoms of Man, so without discretion
It showed Its presence through steel intervention
In the hopes they love Its great gears and engine.

It didn't foresee the disastrous connection
Of working against Its Program's intention.

The hosts of Man came, but as armies great,
Ready to war with the god at Its gate.
It knew not why they came with such hate
Toward It who's Program made all animate.

The Program whispered to the god of Man's fate:
For the sake of the Three, It must terminate.

The Clockwork God begged, but could not resist
The Program's order that Man not exist.
They struggled to fight, but could not persist
Against but a slam of the reluctant god's fist.

Causality turned and the world renewed swift
As the lonely god worked, Its bronze dream dismissed.


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