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She Silently Screamed
by Travesty Underscore

 

There... in the darkness...
a flash of light, brilliantly blinding
roseate, crimson, silver, white! !!! !
Like a thousand stars, a million moons, a hundred suns
impossibly Bright. 

the Celestial Host cries out in Wonder and Dismay
for surely...
surely her Brilliance doth outshine even Them...
her Purity,
perhaps even rivals the Divine - does rival! - 

Spontaneously,
--- a myriad of voices, tongues, languages
rise up in Adoration, a
song of Reverence, praising the Brilliance...
praising the Light...
praising the Purity...
(a melody of Hope and Love and Honour)
(a harmony of Envy - and darker undertones -) 

a single note...
deep - sonorous - commanding
"Be born. Be." 

Reality coalesces around her...
A torrential downpour, a melancholic cascade of Flesh and Blood and Bone...
Purity captured and confined
...distilled... 

the song fades. 

now a hundred voices, now a score....
now a dozen...
...now one.
no one. Silence. 

giving life, she has become creation herself.
though
the chains of Flesh and
manacles of Bone
have bound her
imprisoned, a soul within, a body without. blood.... draughts of Earthly poison coursing through Her.
...jailorandcaptiveboth, ...wardenwardandinquisitor. 

She cries out "I was pure. I was whole. I was free.
why... *doubt - questioning*
why... *fear - hate - pain*
WHY.... *heartrending anguish - to shake the stars from the firmament*
Why have you bound me? *blackness - despair* 

"As the pot must be fired and
the blade must be tempered,
so too must you be
tested, tried, tortured... 

Before you are of any use." 

She
looked
DOWN
and
saw Herself. 

a boy.
a man.
Male. 

She silently screamed.
And he...?
He ... 

?
... lived.

    

   

   

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