Hope

The flaming whip slashes the world; cat-o-nine-tails adorned with burning coals
life splatters under marble statues, prayers reach no gods
give me courage to oppose

we possess the spirit to turn the clashing tides
the chilldeen of the earth, connected with threads weaved with heartstrings
breaking the hard stone in half
writing the lyrics of hope
give me strength to fight

someone has to stand against the darkness
why it should not be me