The First and Final Word by Gisburne, literature
The First and Final Word
Offensive, foul, the first and final word, Tyrannical, extreme in every tense, Betrayer of incompetence, when heard It ridicules rejection, drowns defence. A shiv to slice the centre of the soul, A dagger to the worst, the hardest heart, Defiantly imposing cold control, It strikes before insurgency can start. Malevolent, a murderer of dreams. A syllable to shatter, never mend. As absolutely certain as it seems. Definitive denial to the end. More meaning is impossible to throw. To hear it is to feel its fury: no.
Road of the Mystic Monkey, Prologue by GooseHudson, literature
Road of the Mystic Monkey, Prologue
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