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Rated: E · Poetry · Mythology · #2222641
The mythological Styx, the river through which Charon ferries the dead to the underworld.
In Hades, flows the chthonic Styx, a river
    of woe and pain (a channel thoroughfare;
    where Charon ferries the dead, who despair) 
which trembles the dead's souls till they quiver.
The Styx! It's like cirrhosis which eats the liver,
    destroying with flair: but, it does not care;
    and tortures them beyond what they can bear!
Because they are thrice-damned, they now shiver
with the peals of the Hadean death-knell;
    while Heaven appears like a hope long dead 
(as if they’re a thousand feet deep in hell!), 
    here, where the redeemed dare not walk or tread,
they are but ghosts, like shades without a shell:
    yet, hell can they brave; but, the Styx they dread.
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