Through the Valley and Over the Mountain

he ran and ran all across the land
moving his legs just as fast as he can
through the valley and over the mountain
he raced home just as the rumors began

he heaved and he heaved, trying to breath
holding on to a hope which he barely believed
through the valley and over the mountain
he was terribly afraid of what he might see

he bumped and jumped into branches and over stumps
fighting the pain and not giving up
through the valley and over the mountain
he stumbled and fell with crashing thumps

he cried as he tried to push away his pride
rising to his feet and continuing the stride
through the valley and over the mountain
he grew more afraid as he felt an emptying inside

he inhaled and exhaled up the mountain he scaled
slipping and sliding with much travail
through the valley and over the mountain
he slowed to its peak, his hopes soon derailed

at the top he stopped
to his knees he dropped
his muscles throbbed
as his body sobbed
through the valley
and over the mountain
the fires burned
his life … robbed

with each troubled step
he would hold a weeping breath
embers and ashes
floating like a web
through the valley
and over the mountain
he desperately wanted to disbelieve
the rumors that were said

his village covered in death
his vision filled with red
his life … stolen
his future … solemn
his family, his friends … all dead
he realizes now he has nothing left

except
except

the tightening of his flesh
the burning in his chest
growing obsessed, fully possessed
the sadness and misery … recessed
the anger and fury … expressed

alone and on his own
through the valleys
and over the mountains
he will continue to roam

the quest to avenge this horrible dread
will not end until
every
one
of
his
enemies
is put to death

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About HandHeldWriter

Fiction writer. Vinyl collector. Coffee drinker. Book reader. Music lover. Neat freak. Bookworm. Introvert. Thinker. Poet. ISTJ. View all posts by HandHeldWriter

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