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Sunday, 26 October 2014

The End poem

The End
By
Alex Jahans


A climactic battle.
A final surge.
A final bow.
A final curtain call.

One last sweet breath.
One last moment of thought.
Then nothing.

Victory!
The war is won.
The boss is dead.
The adventure is over.
No more.
The End.

Your heart beats again.
Your lungs breath again.
The soul is fled but the body still kicks.
You run.
You start the game over again.
New Game Plus.
Same Shit, Different Day.
The adventure continues and you stagger on.
Sprint on.
Fly at the speed of light.
It's taking all your will to keep the body moving.
To keep the blood pumping and the ticker ticking.

Just get this done.
Just get this done.

The Final Boss again.
Booyah!
He's down.
Last Breath.
Last curtain call.
Credits roll.
It's time to go.
Closing Time.

But there's still a young man waiting atop a hill, staring off into the distance.
Into the future.
You have a destiny to meet.
A time to keep.
No rest for the wicked so arise you sleepy head.

But you can't.
The soul is gone.
The body is a fetid mound of soup.
And the will has been used up.

You've lost your friends.
Lost your home.
Lost everything you called life.

Thump! Thump! … Thump! Thump!
Your heart beats.

Tick! Tock! … Tick! Tock!
Time's a wasting.

So you try one last time.
A ghastly hand reaches out of the pile.
A mound of mould rises to survey the scene.
All hope lost.

Thump! Thump! … Thump! Thump!
Tick! Tock! … Tick! Tock!

Ah fuck it here I lie and here I die.
I'm out of luck and out of faith so here I stay in my own grave.

His name is the Doctor.
That's all that matters.
That's all that's ever mattered.
He's the man who makes people better.
Help him.

The soul returns.
The will grows.
The body crumbles into dust and floats away on the wind.

Here you stand:
Ethereal, Unearthly and unsure.
But this is just the reset.

You're just a soul and a will with a shell of flesh to contain you as you seek enlightenment and redemption. You see that young man standing on the hill and realise what he's holding.
You've never considered such a life before. This is isn't what you're used to.

Thump! Thump! … Thump! Thump!

You can feel your heart beating as you approach it.
You hold it in your hand.
It feels good.
You try it out.
Destiny awaits.

Now your body returns to you and now you are renewed.
Ready, not just for the new adventure, but for the new life.
For the new friends.
For the new home.
For the new past times and lifestyle.
This is not the end.
This is just the beginning.
A new dawn approaches.