A Question of Loyalty

Killing: swiftly, murdering, and destroying.

Techniques, methods, ways: taught.

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Taught to take, not give.

Ordered to give, not take.

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What is sacrifice? How far does one go?

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Limits- nonexistent, rebellion lurking in the eaves,

loss of power, loss of strength- unacceptable

a loyal servant, sent

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By what is it which loyalty is measured?

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Sacrifice, ordered.

Orders obeyed.

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What does it feel to destroy?

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Faces, features: identical, similar... his.

Mortality lying behind the features, employed.

Children grow at their mother's side,

Children grasp at their father's thumb

secure;

aunts, cousins, uncles, loves;

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Taken.

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Justification: unsatisfactory.

Justification: barely existent.

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Insides quivering, churning, burning, blending;

fading.

To stab;

to slash;

to puncture;

to wound;

to mar the flesh, deeply;

to submerge oneself in blood-

-familial warmth, replaced

drying lukewarm blood its stead.

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Death taken by the cold, slippery dankly dripping hands,

embraced and encouraged

called forth and gifted

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Conflicted hands whitely-clutch at instruments,

trembling.

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Taught to take, not give.

Ordered to give, not take.

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Selfish moment: "remain alive"

selfish request: "kill me"

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By what is it which loyalty is measured?

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Death invited,

awaited,

encouraged.

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Agony, eons, ages, years:

Death taken by the cold, slippery dankly dripping hands,

shaking, vengeance flickering in the bringer's hands

hatred brimming it the bringer's soul

disgust flaming, fanning:

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selfish request: "kill me"

selfless, selfish action: you're dead

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Brimming in regret,

loyalty, devotion;

love

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Tearing through:

pain, blindness;

loyalty.

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By what is it which it is measured?

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Death.


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