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The Road to Hel

15 Jan

 

They say “The road to Hel is paved with good intentions.”

(Yes)

(And Intestines, the restless writhing mess,
it is paved with the teeth of the dead
from mouths made sour by words unsaid

Its paved with the sharp shins,
the straight spines shattered,
the knee of those who remain unbending

The Road to Hel is paved with the skulls of your enemies
If thy enemies are Cowardice, Shame and Fear
for it is that conquered road which will bring peace.

Its paved with the hands of many
untold ages, lifting you up
guiding you to a long Remembered place.

The Road to Hel is caked with the mud
of ten hundred thousand times ten thousand journeys
and the strange prints of those who came before.

Its lit with the stories
of the walks to this door:

“Life is a slow march towards Death”

and

“You have gone nowhere Someone hasn’t walked before”

and that on this road, is comforting.)

Yes.

The Road to Hel is paved with good intentions.

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The Road To Hel by Úlfdís is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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3 Comments

Posted by on January 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “The Road to Hel

  1. Tahni J. Nikitins

    May 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    What a fabulous reflection. Visceral yet touching. :)

     
  2. Úlfdís

    January 18, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Reblogged this on Ironwood Witch and commented:

    I wrote this just over a year ago, and wanted to share it again.

     

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