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Walking across a frozen pond
When it begins to crack.
Knowing what will happen,
You fight to run back.
But the foundation you stand on
Is spidering faster than you your feet can carry you
And the ice you seek to flee from
Was not made to be escaped,
But you refuse to succumb to it's commands
Getting back up each time it's slippery surface
Grabs your feet and brings you down
to meet it's cold heartless complexion
And the cold grows more paralyzing with each fall
Making it more difficult to get back to your feet
All the while, in the back of your mind is
The knowledge of the imminent break
That will send you falling into the
Inescapable icy black depths of numbness
Yet, for a reason unknown to you,
Despite the unavoidable doom you are fated with,
You deny to give up.
And you're not sure whether to call it strength,
Or tragic naïveté.
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