Self-Punishment (the abuse of every former self)

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An angelic nests in the darkness, uncertain of her own heart. She is pulled away from this dismal content by the light...

Submitted: May 10, 2009

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Self-Punishment (the abuse of every former self)
The thorns she whittled to a point with her talons of fear, doubt, and the knowledge of lost virtue held her still in the midst of violent screams—haunting echoes of the past that she once deserved to die in. She punished herself with horrid visions of lost love, and defaced what made her sane... all this in just one lifetime…or a thousand. Looking at the nest she left behind, was it all a waste of life?She had been treasured and secure in the cold arms of fate. Insomnia claimed her fervently; always asking for more life...were those sleepless nights a dream?

How far will she have to fly before she forgets the sight of what loved her and held her close?The Night cherished her and held her near, harrowing her every step, holding her every breath...will another love so easily befit her?

There’s an echo in every wing sweep, singing a forgotten lore of bondage and loss. Light had called her to its side out of love and fear of her ultimate demise…self-hatred. How will she learn to live in the light of day, in the warmth of the sun that has tried for so long to set her free?

A violent wind flows after her, sending chaos to consume her heart and set it aflame. She condemns herself once more to the nest of vile fulfillment, because it is what she deserves.It is what she needs-- nothing more, nothing less.She turns in flight from freedom, back to the nest that she so eagerly designed in the feint of life, in the sunset of every breath...comforted by the hands of Death.


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