'Goodbye' / by Andrew Bennett

theres a fire that burns, in the bottom of this sea

building to consume, what ever it may breathe

the waters like a savage, suffocating the flame

a belligerence of gods, both without identity

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his energetic force, born to have power

lost in existence, if not to devour

her bountiful abyss, a host to much life

but burdened with ability, to rid of what kills her

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children of creation, the purest of all

importantly explicit, meaning should be null

so simple it may be, impossible as one

were they to meet, destruction would befall

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but truth missed the spot, these children were lost

giving life to all, fluid then frost

to cease or destroy, fire then ash

a life without meaning, but at what cost?

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resolute against paradigm, a quest to understand

destiny’s clash, they met on this land

eyes locked but wait, hostility at ease

change or be changed, but both no command

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yet born as rivals, impossible together

fate believed no such thing, they’d live as one forever

fire grows, water cleans, eternally at pace

foes with affection, a bond not to sever

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a war between souls, chaotic peace inside

they were met with time again, it came to decide

calm would come at last, to curate of pain

a gift to make more, and so they confide

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this time was special, but moments reach dawn

no matter the future, memories live on 

life’s greatest gift delivered, i must be consumed

remember these words, i’ll never be gone

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but forever met them, they knew what to do

living like this, a gift wished not true

i must die, you know. he kissed her and said

with a whisper that echoed, “goodbye, I love you.”