©2010 Familial Sacrifice

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    This was written about the one family visit I had in the hospital. I was very close to dying but something told me it wasnt my time. It was the only visit they all made as if to say "farewell, we have no hope for you". I wasnt ready, I had kids who needed me , I believed I could do no one any good. I delved deep Insideme and pulled out a faith in God that was deeply buried and desperately needed. This pulled me through and allowed me to be the man I was meant to be. Something beautiful always comes from the ashes of disasterous flames. Thank you God.

    ©2010 Familial Sacrifice

    Stand over me , lying in this bed
    like gathering around a freshly dug grave
    indifferent of my life, I am not yet dead
    Am I but a sacrifice? The unuseful slave?

    Form the circle, Familial Tie
    Me, the stuffed pig a feast on a table
    Too ready to feed, please wait for me to die
    Can you? Are you but cannibals?

    Look forward to positions high on that hill
    Dine on my weakness, Your favored flesh
    On the surface you smile, blank eyed as you kill
    You will wander seeming alive, choked with regret.

    I've heard tell that you reap what you sow
    see the barren fields in which you play
    pulling at wicked weeds, naught but rot bestowed
    You are among Shades, damnations unlit way.

    You tell yourselves it's for the best
    but who are the best for which this you would do?
    In line with the "faithfull", wear the devil's crest
    A rose is a rose no matter the vase you choose.

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    jeanpnkldyg commented on ©2010 Familial Sacrifice

    02-20-2011

    "A rose is a rose no matter the vase you choose." You have turned a dark truth into a thing of beauty.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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