As the tyranny of the Beast makes me cry out to the Heavens for the final cessation, as the teeth bear me down to final passion, The grinding of the great mill wheel takes me under, and crushes the spirit, wheat and chaff abide the final chore,
from soil to sun, to drying, to the final act of conscience to become the memory of summer
would you stand with me?
Where is the courage to stand?
When, before you stands your greatest fear
Your greatest regret
where is your faith now, little one, at the hour finally come to pass,
the rough beast is no longer on the hill, un defined, un formed and yet chilling to the bone
That rough Beast is no longer at the edge of the grassy meadow, sun dappled, you hoped the Sun would keep bay the fear...
The Beast is at the door, there is no one there to stop the unknown behind the last bastion of conscience and thought
you fell asleep for a moment and the beast is at your neck
where is your faith?
would you stand before the finality and smile at the terminus of the darkness
would you welcome the shadow to embrace it? to smile at the reckoning come hence?
for it comes to all
in the final cruel cut
you find the Beast, the unnamed, unknown fear, was all shadows and whispers of doubt lining therein
the final cut is the knowledge that pain will be with you always
and the fear of pain has been the Companion of the beast as long as you remember, and you chose to fear pain, hence the Beast.
Long and weary the path through the darkness
but light to light you will travel
and in between light
in the darkness, a sleep
in this sleep is the othersdie
then a light and you are alive again
live light to light
in the darkness you will be your only light, the shadows on the wall are only frightening if the dance they do is unknown to you,
you find they dance because you are the light in this darkness, and your Faith wavers,
as soon as you light the darkness , the shadows dim and become one
Faith is the Light of Wisdom
Forged in the crucible of Experience
Tempered by Time
and Wrought by Knowledge
to know the Beast is to understand the beast
to understand the Beast
is to destroy the beast
Embrace the Shadow
Embrace the Light