The Ghost

Rise as if nothing had changed,
As if you still had all your powers;
Smile with the courage and grace,
Which once made you worthy of love;
/
Walk, as if you knew the way,
Thanking the loved ones you’re leaving forever:
They needn’t know that you will not emerge
From the storm, which will swallow you whole;
/
Now, not tomorrow, not a moment later;
Now! Brace yourself, take a breath, then, the step
Into the whirlwind of all you’ve been dreading:
There’s nowhere to hide and nowhere else to go;
/
Look in the eyes of demons from your nightmares,
Feel their claws brush against your bare nerves;
Watch them dig out your heart and cut into pieces
The treasures you lived for, honored and adored;
/
Scream if you must, here nobody could hear you –
Hell is as private a place as they come,
But writhing in pain, please, remember, remember
The faces of those, who loved you, whom you loved;
/
And then, rise as if nothing had changed –
It’s behind you, the eye of the storm;
You cannot go back; you stand alone
You have said your good-byes, ghost

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