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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2113373
Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest - Round 22

Death circled, swirling its haze
Infecting the earth
Poisoning the depths of everything.
It captured and took with no remorse
Leaving sorrow in its wake
Darkness filled the land
Charring all that it touched
Like the devil incarnate
Walking among the living
Turning their hearts and minds
To dust and rubble.
The world was lost...

Or so we thought...

When a young lad succumbed to the disease
That plagued the land
He told his lady to rise up and run
To leave him to die amid the ruins
But she refused to go
Instead she stayed by his side
Loving him through all the hate
That blazed around them like the fires of Hell.
He held on to that love
Letting it sooth his pain
Vanquish his despair
And hold him in a place
Where the darkness
Could not permeate
Their love held back death
And for a time
They lived on
Their life a beacon to others
Showing the way
Brandishing a path
Through death's anguish and torment
When they did finally slip into the afterlife
It was not to the dark demented hands of the devil
But to God's loving care
Grace had saved them
Bound them in a protective glow
That rose them up
To eternal life
In a land of glorious delight
Where love blinded out all darkness

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Dark Dreamscapes - Round 22
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