Love, Falter, Rise

My most expressive moments

Are lived in my greatest struggles

Is that not beautiful?

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Can I not take comfort

In the moments as they pass

Encapsulated in pain?

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It is a good fight

No, it is not a noble brawl

But rather a battle for my spoils

Shall I not collect them

When my opponent

Has fallen again?

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Withered

Scraped clean

By sharp boulders

Flesh is exposed anew

Only to heal as scars

Strong as iron

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A new man

Born out of fire

Powerful

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Love

Falter

Rise