Watching Heroes Fall

No one wants to watch the hero fall,
to lose his grace, to lose his faith.
No one wants to see the pain
or bear witness to his failure
as a light falters, flickers and fades.
No one wants to watch the darkness
encroach and slowly swallow
all sense of hope.
They only want the pillar,
the mountain, the rock,
the guiding beacon in the night,
the fire that keeps the dark at bay.
But for the hero the fall
is part of the journey,
part of what makes him rise
above what others only dream;
it is the fire in which he is forged,
the sacred duty which he must perform…

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