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[Dark Epic Poem] A story about the Demigod of the Icy Fog who, after a life lived sinfully, aspires to right her wrongs to climb the staircase to heaven. Thank you for reading 🌹

Staircase to Heaven

In a tragic dark tale across the Grey Seas

In a tragic dark tale across the Grey Seas The Demigod of the Icy Fog grew in unease

In a tragic dark tale across the Grey Seas The Demigod of the Icy Fog grew in unease Bred of woe, weaved in life like a cyanide pill

In a tragic dark tale across the Grey Seas The Demigod of the Icy Fog grew in unease Bred of woe, weaved in life like a cyanide pill Her pestilence ravaged the forest in a grave ill

It drove the nymphs from the lavish woods

It drove the nymphs from the lavish woods Into the village where men kept them as broods

It drove the nymphs from the lavish woods Into the village where men kept them as broods That, for their own misuse to pay for refuge

It drove the nymphs from the lavish woods Into the village where men kept them as broods That, for their own misuse to pay for refuge To begin a reign of terror and that of subterfuge

Screams of vestal souls were muffled in the dark

Screams of vestal souls were muffled in the dark 'Til they'd convulsed and their pain had laid stark

Screams of vestal souls were muffled in the dark 'Til they'd convulsed and their pain had laid stark The birds sang elegies of their brutal demise

Screams of vestal souls were muffled in the dark 'Til they'd convulsed and their pain had laid stark The birds sang elegies of their brutal demise 'Til the Demigod of the Icy Fog heard 'em cries

The torment grew louder in her conscience

The torment grew louder in her conscience As her scruples began to feel the consequence

The torment grew louder in her conscience As her scruples began to feel the consequence For she walked the haze of her wintry creation

The torment grew louder in her conscience As her scruples began to feel the consequence For she walked the haze of her wintry creation To find the forests bare and hoary in icy ablation

Of quietude and sterility and nothing and grief

Of quietude and sterility and nothing and grief She realized her sins when she picked up a leaf

Of quietude and sterility and nothing and grief She realized her sins when she picked up a leaf How it shattered so miserably at her cordial touch

Of quietude and sterility and nothing and grief She realized her sins when she picked up a leaf How it shattered so miserably at her cordial touch Forecast how the nymphs'd crumble to as much

See, the Demigod had been down in a grave

See, the Demigod had been down in a grave For so long her mind'd rot into death's slave

See, the Demigod had been down in a grave For so long her mind'd rot into death's slave A black heart will only find beauty in darkness

See, the Demigod had been down in a grave For so long her mind'd rot into death's slave A black heart will only find beauty in darkness But the myth of heaven had become her weakness

So much so it overwhelmed her abyssic love

So much so it overwhelmed her abyssic love That she romanticized of a staircase to the above

So much so it overwhelmed her abyssic love That she romanticized of a staircase to the above Now, in this liminal space to begin her transition

So much so it overwhelmed her abyssic love That she romanticized of a staircase to the above Now, in this liminal space to begin her transition Her thoughts ceded to nightmares of perdition

She knew'th now the carnage of her winter veil

She knew'th now the carnage of her winter veil Had rooted the nymphs where they'd be of no avail

She knew'th now the carnage of her winter veil Had rooted the nymphs where they'd be of no avail Hence, with crystallized beauty of her icy fog

She knew'th now the carnage of her winter veil Had rooted the nymphs where they'd be of no avail Hence, with crystallized beauty of her icy fog She ambushed the men 'til their throats were clog

Then, she led the nymphs out of their cages

Then, she led the nymphs out of their cages Ran into the night to write stories on new pages

Then, she led the nymphs out of their cages Ran into the night to write stories on new pages But her destiny'd been set by a life lived in sin

Then, she led the nymphs out of their cages Ran into the night to write stories on new pages But her destiny'd been set by a life lived in sin That no effort could pave over the evil within

And that staircase to heaven became evanescent

And that staircase to heaven became evanescent Yet, she spent the rest of her life from this advent

And that staircase to heaven became evanescent Yet, she spent the rest of her life from this advent As the Demigod of Sunshine and Hope

And that staircase to heaven became evanescent Yet, she spent the rest of her life from this advent As the Demigod of Sunshine and Hope And even upon death she tried to elope

Knowing that hell would ravish her flesh

Knowing that hell would ravish her flesh So that we,

Knowing that hell would ravish her flesh So that we, the poets,

Knowing that hell would ravish her flesh So that we, the poets, could tell her story afresh.

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