They've beat me
They've struck me day in and day out
Never ceasing to heal my injuries
Never letting me rest
They leave me to lie in the dirt as I feel every forceful blow
Their determination is frightening
It's just as scary as the darkness they lead me into
I'll look up at them with pleading eyes
What more could you want from me?
You toss me about and throw me on the cold hard ground more times than I could ever keep track
There's not an inch of me that isn't covered in blood and bruised
Am I even human anymore?
Have they drove me to collide with the earth?
Shall I soon be reduced to dust?
Become one with the earth again?
No I cannot let that happen
They may have a strong determination
But I have a will
I have a will to live
To show them that even though they have defeated me I can resurrect myself
I will bring myself back to life someday
I hear them cackling with joy as they walk away, bats at their shoulders, cocky hands on hips
I feel them getting farther away
I feel their energy diminishing from my field
My body won't move
My eyes won't open
My lungs won't even open up to breathe
But my mind.
My mind stays afloat
Just lingering here in this limbo between life and death
The easy way out
I could just let go
And have this be the end
But as I said before
I have a will
To rise again
But until then, a gentle smile spreads across my face