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The Edge of the Universe

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The Edge of the Universe

Here we are, at the edge of the universe.  
Let us praise that we are alive. 
Through the maze of this mausoleum, 
Pass the gaze of the singular coliseum; I’m amazed that we survived.  

The stars have come and gone, even their memory has faded away.  
All that stands is the emptiness and hollowness that was foreshadowed by this pre-destined day.  

As I stand here I turn around for one last look to the porous past.  
I see the shedding of what I thought was everything, down to the last image of what use to be, going by ever so fast.  

I see the losses,  
I see the pain 
I see the hallucinations of happiness so vivid.
 As they collapse into a dimension that is too small for my mind to save.  

I see the heroes, 
I see the villains, 
I see the ink that gave them life.  

I see the future, dancing with the past amidst the darkening of the last remaining starlight.  

Here we are, at the edge of the universe.  
Let us praise that we are alive. 

The last sunrays are fleeing, 
Soon we won’t be able to see, 
So how will I know if you survived?   
Let us remember the taste of the tears of all we have lost and all we have won. 
Let us remember, and face the fear as something turns to nothing, and the nothing takes the place of the sun.  

I will try to remember what it’s like to love while I’m still awake.  
I promise you, 
I will try to remember the spark of energy you embedded in me, before it transfers to an unknown space.  

Here we are, at the edge of the universe.  
Let us praise that we are alive. 

The floor was just a projection of protons that have already died.  

Before the path is covered that lead us here to this beautiful place.  
Take with you my last shimmering atom; you’ll need the light to make your final escape.  

Now it’s time for one of us to take the plunge. 
It’s only fair that I go first.  

What ever happens, I know you’ll hold on to my atom 
That’s all it takes to make another universe.       

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  1. Date: 8/19/2015 1:11:00 AM
    awesome... SKAT