Denethor Poetry Writing Challenge

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2. Diving Into Hell II

Sometimes the dive into hell is necessary

For in the depths of the darkness

In the brightness of the flames

Truth can be reflected back at you

The dark truths that you do not acknowledge in the light

The dim unrecognisable depths of yourself

The parts of who you are

That you dare not recognise

Sometimes the dive into hell is voluntary

Something done in search of knowledge

The necessary sacrifice to gain wisdom

Or truth

Or redemption

Sometimes the dive into hell simply cannot be avoided

The pit yawns before you

And the only choice is to jump

Or to dive

At least in diving

You face the demons head on

Face them and face them down

At no time is the dive into hell without pain

The devil must have his due

After all.

14 JAN 2003

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Author: Meg Thornton

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/25/03

Original Post: 01/13/03

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