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Habea Corpus

A-light the funeral pyre
 Ignite a visceral flame
 Unbound the cleansing torrent
 Give your vengeance aim

 Signal to the heavens
 The crucible is set
 Pay the price of fidelity
 Distance all regret

 Stir the shadows to violence
 Tell the stars that they
 Will envy you, as they do
 The bright and glorious day

 Yet you are on the footfall
 Behind when you should lead
 Grasping to the emptiness
 That aligns itself with greed

 Who can be your lighthouse
 If your eyes are closed
 Can you claim the resurrection
 Lost inside the cold

 Of the gutless falls that end
 Only when you break
 Enjoin your Destiny then
 And shatter it with fate.
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Submitted on September 30, 2013

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