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Poem: "Redemption" by Kestrels_nest

This poem was written by kestrels_nest after reading "Moulting" and "After the Departure."  It is posted here as a freebie.  This does a wonderful job of exploring why that particular  devil moulted into an angel.  One of the fun things about this series is that God is primarily showing, not telling, so nobody knows for sure what's going on -- they have to try and figure it out based on observation of what happens.

by kestrels_nest

It was always that way,
Mused the Archdemon.
More than any other on his staff,
It was the best interrogators
He would lose.

Those who asked
The hardest questions,
Who kept asking
Until they got, not merely answers
But Truth.

Over time,
A few centuries
Or millennia,
(as the mortals reckoned time)
Redemption found them,
Leaving them their immortality,
Taking from them
All taint of Evil.

He did not understand it,
This metamorphosis.
Angels may have become demons
In the early days,
But never now.
(He knew he exaggerated,
But was in no mood to care.)
But demons
Became angels.
The Holy One,
Whose very name
Brought the Archdemon pain,
Insisted that redemption be possible
For all entities,
Mortal or immortal,
However difficult or uncomfortable
It might be.

But why was it always
His best interrogators?
He shifted, spread wings,
Soared above his demesne,
Seeing the damned.
Not seeing
That those who forced them
To face Truth
Might themselves,
Over time,
Face their own Truth
And be redeemed.

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From: technoshaman Date: November 24th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 24th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)


I thought so too.

It's hard to dig out Truth without getting any of it on yourself.
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