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Rated: 18+ · Book · Dark · #2213519
A book of poetry inspired by the images of Maggie Stiefvater's 'Raven's Prophecy Tarot'.
#987919 added July 12, 2020 at 10:36am
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Victory?
Victory?

This feeling...
it's not one that I'm familiar with.
Accomplishment!
I don't need to hear
a single cheer,
don't need other's to validate
what I know that I begun
and against all odds
saw it through
to it's bitter end.
And there's the crunch;
the crux of the matter,
for I might have made it
to the finish line
but it's left one bitter aftertaste.
Stars in the darkness
leading away from me,
and on each side there's a shadow,
a ghost of a victor's laurels
that should not be there.
I blink them away from existence
for in this race,
this battle,
there is no winner's glory
just loss,
defeat.
You have to admit
that we are both
losers
now.

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