The Torchbearer
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The Torchbearer

The Battle

A Story-Poem

Photo by Amber Kipp on Unsplash

I was waiting for God
to pull the plug
on my ventilator
and give me the gift
of eternal life.
But brother Satan had
other ideas. He reminded
God of the violent deeds
I had caused and he
wanted me to follow him
to hell. God paused
in His infinite wisdom
and said He thought
I had a good heart
hidden somewhere deep inside
and that I should be
given a second chance.
Satan stormed out of the room,
promising to return when I failed…

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