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The Beast and the Healer

Updated on February 22, 2011


Fire! Thunder! Lightning! Rain!


The Beast is approaching
We’ve come here for fame
Firefights flashing
For victory or shame
Stray bullets roaming
They search for a name
I feel the ground shaking
The snipers take aim
Auditory vibrations
Echoes from the grave
Oh Father who art in Heaven,
Save us this day!
Blasts cascading!
Explosive points made…

IT’S COMING!! FIRE! FIRE AT WILL!!
THE TIME HAS NOW COME TO KILL OR BE KILLED!!


Blood seeps from the ground
Dead bodies are floating
Pools of death
The prophets are screaming
The sky goes dark
The wind has stopped blowing
I look at my chest
I see that I’m bleeding


Doctor, DOCTOR! SAVE ME…I’m pleading!!

This wound is too deep
These hills are too steep
We all feared the day
We were slaughtered like sheep

This vessel is broken
This wound sits wide open
Recall to yourselves
The words that were spoken

When will it fall?
Why are we failing?
How is it winning?
God take me!


I'M FADING!!



© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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    • Canscorpion profile image

      Nimra Aijaz 

      5 years ago from Steel Town

      Just wow.....my heart was racing as i went through down down your words! spine chilling it was.. especially when the death scene opens...

      and those words

      We all feared the day

      We were slaughtered like sheep

      shook me!

    • QudsiaP1 profile image

      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      Exactly!

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      haha, well as long as you don't jack phrases and verses directly from it, I would consider it an honor to have something written inspired by something I did. To me, it just says how amazing the song is, that I felt the need to write something related to it

    • QudsiaP1 profile image

      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      You know, when I was younger and if a song would inspire me to write something I would immediately think that I am breaking someone's copyright or that it is a plagiarism of someone's thought but then I realised how often it is that pieces of art inspire other pieces.

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      poetvix - thank you for the read, and that's great to hear

      qudsia - Yeah this was inspired by a song "the end of a dark campaign" by the band "oh, sleeper" :]

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      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      This wound is too deep

      These hills are too steep

      We all feared the day

      We were slaughtered like sheep

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      The complexities of emotions and the eternal fear of ever lasting doom.

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      poetvix 

      6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This is very intense, edgy, and emotionally evocative. This really pulled me into the moment and the feeling. Awesome!

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you faith :] it was written with urgency

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      FaithDream 

      7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Very good. This is written with such a sense of urgency. The reader gets swept in like a raging fire. Intense.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Doug's poem was a love poem to Los Angeles, lol! This is a touch different. Strikes me as scifi.

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      sligobay 

      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Humor- Humor -Humor BenWritings. Another poet Epi and I follow is Doug Turner. He is talented. I'm not challenging the originality young son. I'm joking about the popularity of the term in today's poetry readings. Then I suggest that fading is becoming a fad as a play on words- FADING & FAD- Get it? You will love Doug's poetry. Epi and I race to get to his new releases first.

      http://hubpages.com/profile/Doug+Turner+Jr.

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      i don't know who doug turner is, and I wrote this about a year ago lol

      and by fading, i meant my life is ending

      thanks for the read and the support on so many of my hubs :]

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      sligobay 

      7 years ago from east of the equator

      I like the "vessel is broken "image of your last offering.

      Doug Turner 'faded into the night' at the end of one of his recent poems about a failed romance. Now you're fading. The whole damn Hub world is fading fading away. Is this some kind of Fading Fad or what?

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      Elizabeth99 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      This reminds me of the stuff my friend writes, she loves zombies and murder and all that--or well at least to write about them lol :) Very good emotional portrayal.

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      Geno and Cristy 

      7 years ago

      We are both very impressed with your "stuff", baby boy. we're very proud a ya

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thanks again, pooh :]

      I shall return the favor shortly.

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      Poohgranma 

      7 years ago from On the edge

      IDK either, but I know the Bible and it is an incredible read if you have the right teacher to explain the language and the atmosphere of what was going in the situation that is written about.

      This is not unlike several passages. Very moving and terrifying!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      yea i knew it wasnt from the avenged song cuz your words had nothing to do with the song, just made me think of it due to your title. hmm idk that song.

    • BenWritings profile imageAUTHOR

      BenWritings 

      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      It's actually a song called "The end of a dark campaign" by the band "Oh, Sleeper"

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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      DOnt let yourself fade! which song is this inspired from? I was thinking the beast and the harlot by avenged sevenfold considering your title.

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