this is all you've ever known.
shrouded in darkness, your heart beats but you are still;
life is static. unmoving.
possessed, but never belonging.
longing for one final breath,
for your eyes to close and never open.
to slip away in the same way you exist: unnoticed.
against your will, they open.
waking shame and silence are your death.
inescapable, link- by- link they have bound you.
the weight of living strangling life.
how i long for you to be free.
chains shall He break for the slave is our brother, and in His name all oppression shall cease.
[O Holy Night, Franz Gruber]
from oppression and violence He redeems their life, and precious is their blood in His sight.
...and they were lovely because He loved them...
[Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones]
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