And I saw the words,
Once written in stone, now written on my heart…
Abandon all hope ye who enter here
Take up arms, those who are able,
For we defend ourselves against
A cruel mistress…
An enemy who lacks both honesty and mercy.
An enemy who drives us
To the brink of certainty,
To the edge of assuredness,
Only to tear our flesh
And consume us like
An unholy communion with an unholy ghost,
Leaving only who we are
Instead of who we could be.
Hope is our enemy.
Hope is our conqueror.
Hope will be our defeat.
-Originally written March 23, 2007