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As the World Sleeps

As the world sleeps, I lie drowning in misery. Hosts of demons strike me, again and again, With swords, maces, and whips.

As The World Sleeps is a poem written by Maxwell Diggle and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Oh Snaps! for the month of August

 

As the world sleeps,

I lie drowning in misery.

Hosts of demons strike

me, again and again,

With swords, maces, and whips.

And, with embers,

they burn my tongue

to halt songs of praise.

They creep through my veins,

day by day, to inflict pain.

But wherever I go,

my heart carries this mustard

seed—this seed that eliminates

my foe’s Malice. So

as the world goes to sleep,

I wake up and arise.

 

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