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Beast of the Abyss

The abyss is eternal, dark, and all consuming. In this abyss, I was created; in this abyss, I abide. I stay because I can not escape. I see brief flashes of bright hope far above but they are so fleeting I can not grab and hold onto them. The abyss is my home, but also my prison. I hate it in the abyss, but it is all I know. The source of myself is the source of my agony. Would escape really be good? I do not myself know this answer, and the possibilities of that question terrify me more than the abyss ever has. So for now I wait and watch, for now I am the beast of the abyss.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2011 9:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Matthew. I hope to see you as a premium member in the new year. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 3:29:00 PM
    Perhaps all it takes is the courage to grasp at the fleeting passes of light and the strength to pull yourself out of the darkness. Very heart wrenching...