Punished

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Punished

Woe to you upon the whipping post
Be thou punished while the guilty are free
Those that set you here under the lash had no cause
Do they hide among the watchers counting each stripe

Cry not of pain
Thy salvation comes near
A darkness descends with each crushing blow
Fearful conscious groans come, as flesh tears away

Are they watching, those harbingers of freedom
The cruelty of servitude ingrained across my back
Punished for breathing breath
Punished as hatred seers my blackened mind

Shall these overseers cry in anguish
Will their bellowing bring ridicule
For my anger demands payment
As their world shutters, then fails

Mourn me not each wound brings an end near
If my demise comes before my vengeful scorn
The nightfall will see your haunted glare
Wide eyed and staring down the abyss

Pay you will for each punishing stroke
There the frighten child in you flees
Scattered dreams of life no more
Become the fears lashing at your bones  



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The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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