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Timber Wolf

The Fallen Pillar - a psalm of lament

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I wrote this, then wondered what it was. It wasn't a poem, and it wasn't a story. Then I realized it was a psalm. One that was inside me and wanted to come out. It is not uplifting, comforting, or happy, and it is not intended to help anyone else. It just gives voice to my inner self. You don't have to try to understand it. It's just a bottle that needs to be uncorked.

 

The Fallen Pillar

     a psalm of lament

 

The cry went out,

 

A pillar has fallen, a pillar has fallen,

 

How could this be,

 

This could not be,

 

This pillar that stood in time before, that weathered the storm,

 

This pillar that stood so strong, that withstood the mighty foe,

 

A pillar of the inner court,

 

A piilar so just and true,

 

Was it's fall harolded with a clap of thunder,

 

Was it's fall spoken of in whispers of mourning,

 

The pillar is no more, shall be remembered no more,

 

Lament, oh pillar,

 

For you are fallen,

 

For you are forgotten,

 

For you are no more.

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Jennifer T

Oh, how mighty the pillar!! 

It stands in time bearing alone the weight of a construct,

But undone it is by the whisper of a simple truth.

 

I like it, Timber Wolf. And I spoke volumes to me.

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Jennifer T

"It", not "I"...

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