Filigree.

Lettered in decorative filigree,
in a language as old as history,
carved along into ancient stone,
words that hit me to the bone:

“You cannot decide here and now to lie down…”
right in the place my tired face hits the ground,
“it’s not up to you to resign or retreat…
do what you must to get back on your feet…”

These words seemed to be written exclusively,
for the eyes of those who died down on their’ knees,
no mistaking such an undertaking is not the end for me,
unless I stay here, where I’ve stumbled to fade out in misery…

9 thoughts on “Filigree.

  1. kosmogonic says:

    I don’t normally resort to swearing but my instinctive thought expletive when I read this was “f@cking hell, that is absolutely brilliant”. Just so damn inventive, invective, raw, potent. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jarrod C says:

    We stumble, sometimes we fall, but we get up, chug forward, cause we know the past is gone.

    Sending positive energy.

    Liked by 1 person

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