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I have sat in the mouth of Satan and heard his words,
Tasted his fear.
You also were there and rushed headlong into the black hole.

The sand caught fire and we ran,
Naked, noble, slicked limbs and flashing eyes.
I rejoiced in my torment, and still I ran.

"Sorrow, not loathing has fixed itself so deep within my heart.
It will be long before it is stripped away."

Time slowed and we were forbidden to run.
They ran around us, but you grasped me from behind
And I could not kiss you.

Higher we climbed, past greedy and virtuous,
Lovers and killers and tyrants, all
Left behind.

I am not sure if lingered long in the place where sins are burned away,
What penance we made
Or if the time for making penance was long since passed.
But when we reached the peak of Purgatorios,
We drank of the river Lethe and forgot.
Brief drabble inspired by by Dante's Inferno/Purgatorios. I should be writing an essay about them instead. :doh:
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b1gfan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Writer
Essay writin' time is really poetry writin' time! I've always said that!!
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Cool. I like this. :D I really liked the Inferno but I haven't read the other two... good luck on your essay though.
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :love:
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Nimphaiwe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :)
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