The Living Shield, Finale

Challenged in power twice now,

the act of losing,

foreign to the conquest I oversaw,

hastens its pace,

with a breathing tsunami approaching,

and I, stranded, bearing its weight.

Encountering pain far from past pleasure,

I find scars where armor had been laid,

now the gaping maw of a waterfall’s barrage.

The soul I’ve uncovered begins to decay.

Encountering a force so driven against,

I feel limbs abandon their outposts in favor of ache,

the spectacle of an erupting forest depleting.

The soul I’ve uncovered begins to decay.

With shadows beckoning my arrival to obscurity

where questions evade the answers of morals,

I wonder if this was engineered in predetermination;

If the sights I have seen and the emotion within

were the flaws in the blood I had once drank from,

and the fall I now face is the conclusion I’ve forever known

for being human in the womb of an insect.

I wonder if this is the mistake that drives this killing blow

and if this is the mistake that permits me to embrace it,

watching without pain now as flesh collapses inward.

I know now the love you found.

I find at the brink of uncertainty the heart I never acknowledged.

Can it be…

can it be possible

as I embrace this killing blow,

You can survive to tell it all?

You can endure where I could not

And no man can steal away your domain.

I know it all now.

I’m thankful it could be me

to be your ultimate defense

and take this spear’s strike.

I’m thankful to have lived.

The 5 Epic Battles of Hunter x Hunter! -

( ❤ Mitch)


  1. Benni says:

    I see you are an anime fan as well? Are you sure we are not related somehow? 😀
    But I really enjoyed this poetic journey of an anime I haven’t seen yet. I assume it will make more sense once I’ve watched it.

    Also, “I know it all know.” – I think the last ‘know’ should be a ‘now’? I have a love/hate relationship with my pedantic nature.

    As always, keep up the great work! Four days to get you to a hundred subscribers!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. merzkehd says:

      Ah, good catch! I appreciate it.

      And the anime (Hunter x Hunter) is phenomenal! It is a long ride, but I would highly recommend it. Thanks for reading!

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