The Last Rebellion.

The Wall:The Decay of The Moral Conscience

“It Is The Doom of Men That They Forget” Excalibur 1981

A young man, accustomed to going where he will, came upon a wall that stretched across his path. In front of the wall stood an abandoned guardhouse and a sign post that read “You Shall Go No Further.”

The wall appeared old and in disrepair. From the cracks between the stones, tufts of grass and honey suckle grew in abundance, adding color and making the air smell sweet and fresh. A carpet of grass grew long and thick over what was once the path used to patrol between the guardhouses. Here and there wild flowers gently rustled in the breeze, giving the young man a sense of peace and tranquility.

Time and abandonment had taken its toll. From a distance it still appeared strong and impenetrable , but in truth, the fortification was only a shadow of its former self. Those who built the stone guardian had passed on and their decedents had forgotten its great purpose. The safety that it provided had been taken for granted.

“Bah!” said the young man, “I shall not be halted! That wall is old and of no consequence. Its command does not apply to me.” With that, he made a mad dash, throwing all his body weight against the old wall. For his effort, boulders dropped with a loud thud, encouraging him to try again. With each bash, more large stones surrendered their hold and fell to the ground. Feeling very powerful, the determined youth continued his assault against the stone blockade..“I am my own master", he reasoned, " I will go where I wish!” With that, he bashed through the final layers of stone.

Sadly, the young man never paused, not even for the briefest of moments, to consider why the wall had been built in the first place.

From Whence Came Destruction

A dragon was awakened by the ruckus the young man was making. The sound of the wall crumbling beneath the man’s blows drew it close. At first it was a matter of curiosity. However, the moment he smelled human flesh his mouth began to water and his desire fixed on feeding. The dragon waited impatiently for the man to break through the wall. With each blow his meal came closer and closer. Soon another dragon came, responding to the first and then another and then another still. The excitement called dragon after dragon. The young man would not be enough to satisfy the appetites of so many. As their numbers grew, the gathering took on a more menacing reality. Soon all who lay beyond that crumbled wall would be theirs.

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12

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Josak 4 years ago from variable

No we should definitely stick to what god says and kill all those non virgin brides and stone people to death for working on Sunday. I have no problem with people practicing their own faith but moving past that wall was the best thing that ever happened to humanity, we moved out of the dark ages.

(Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.


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Abrushing1968 4 years ago from USA- Florida Author

Josak You are to funny. Thanks for stopping by.

ABR


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Brooke Lorren 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

I'm normally not very interested in short stories, but this one was pretty good. Good job.


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Abrushing1968 4 years ago from USA- Florida Author

Thanks Brook I am honored. I appreciate your kind words.

ABR


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Excellent job, my friend! How about another?


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Abrushing1968 4 years ago from USA- Florida Author

Thanks Lifegate. Its always a delight to see that you have stopped by.

God Bless

ABR


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shofarcall 3 years ago

Very powerful hub and left with reverberations of the consequences of that wall coming down, which we now see in every area of life. God Bless

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