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~ By Courtesy of Others ~

 

Prayer to Narvi and Vali

I who am owned by Your Mother and Father
Live with the knowledge
Of the terrible thing done to You.
I shall not call it "wrong" for it is not up to us,
Who are but foam on the Godsí wave,
To call it by any name, wrong or right.
I live with the pain I sense in You
And I live with the pain I sense in Them.
Both cut worse than any knife,
And I can only hope
That as long as the knife hurts me
It may dip into You by that much less.
This is maybe the only thing I can offer You,
That is not a mockery, a travesty of respect:
My pain for a moment of relief from Your agony;
My rage for a moment of peace for You.

© Fuensanta Arismendi

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