New Birth – for Prompt: Arcana in the Tower

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Dark tower looming
This Aeon’s image
Time to fall

Destruction and decay
Dominate all horizons
Time to fall

All this violence
New birth pangs
Time to fall

Shed our skin
With blood and pain
Time to fall

Out of these ashes
Pheonix rising
What is born?

History’s devils
Now as angels
What is born?

We’re redundant
Just detritus
What is born?

Our time passing
New rules triumph
This bleak morn

Tower falling
Entropic process
Rest in peace

We’re forgotten
Dreams are broken
Rest in peace

What was honour?
What of struggle?
Rest in peace

Evolution
Is indifferent
Rest in peace

Old gods ponder
Revolution
Time to fall

Just the chessboard
Being cleared now
That is all

© Helen Valentina 2016

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/writing-prompt-july-17th-arcana-in-the-tower/

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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4 Responses to New Birth – for Prompt: Arcana in the Tower

  1. Michael says:

    I always like the use of repetition Helen, excellent response to this image.

  2. Oloriel says:

    Breathtaking write, this is amazing. So many captivating lines, and I really adored the ending. It carries a dose of bitterness and uneasy peace, yes, but also a promise that we can take the reins and decide where to move.

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