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Deathbed Prayers

Sanctify the begriming blood that churns within my decomposing channels.
Douse my life in the distilled downpour of the holy.
Spike my transgressions to the cross. 
Let them hemorrhage in crucifixion. 
I can no longer carry the burden of iniquity.
Let my soul spread wings and soar away into the nirvanas. 
Keep me from blackening in the magma of Gehenna.
Relieve me of eternal desertion in the onyx abyss.
I cannot tolerate to face Lucifer upon his throne.
Pull me away from the heat of the blaze. 
Lay me down on the silky luxury of the cloud.
Absolve my sins.
Liberate my ghost.
Forgive me.


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  1. Date: 12/26/2011 5:07:00 PM
    Wow. This is so powerful. Love it! I love the darkness pervading every line and that irrepressible "No." at the end...quite intriguing. Always, Laura