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He vowed to free her

He vowed to free her

He fell for her as soon as he saw her
She was beautiful but troubled
He asked her on dates
She declined saying though she liked him it was best
He kept pushing asking to know the problem
Until one day she told him that she was troubled by a haunting
A demon came to her each night and claimed her as his own
And she was just so petrified and she felt so alone
He told she was not alone now and he would face the demon
She begged him not to do this but in his love he wS believing
That he could and would conquer anything
If it helped to win her heart
So when he went to face that demon
He was galvanised from the start
It scared him at first by throwing things
And appearing out of the shadows
A gnarly twisted toothy thing
With long fingers and spindly arms
It had yellow eyes and obsidian skin
And sharp razor pointy teeth
It was strong enough to throw him around
And hissed when ever it breathed
But he stood in the face of this demon each night
And every time he did
He reiterated his love for her and that he would keep fighting it
He resonated love and light and spoke blessing to this beast
And uttered mantras that he believed
From his faith that was Buddhist
And after many nights of facing the demon and reciting mantras
A deity appeared on night within this darkened room
It flooded the room with a luminescent light
In one hand it held a chain and in the other it held a scythe
And with its long black hair tied back it shone power from its eyes
The deity ensnared the demon with its bloody chain
And cut the head from the demon with its scythe
As the demon cried out in pain
And the deity dragged away the demon
With its head attached to his belt
And said it was time to return it too Naraka
To dwell in hell until it learnt of its sickness and its evil
And in a moment they were gone and just he and her were left
And she now realised that him loving her was a sign that she was blessed
And everyday that sat and practised Buddhism together
As an act if gratitude and appreciation for the deities endeavours
And their love grew along with their faith
And knew if any demons came again
That they would have the strength
To face it down and call the deity once again.
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Cherie Sumner Taylor

Great narrative, Fauxcroft!  It feels like a real legend and with a sincere devotion present throughout its theme...showing how love stands for what it believes in....even against demonic attacks...lol  Enjoyed. xo

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Fauxcroft

Thank you very much Cheriw for reading and understanding. I appreciate your comment. Faux 

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Fauxcroft

Thank you very much for reading 

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sarah harry

a lovely narration i'm uncertain if it's a religious piece according to Buddhism but in hinduism the picture shows mother durga and mother kali.

it's definitely unique (if you'd like i can share the piece i wrote on mother kali with you)

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Fauxcroft

That would be cool to read. Naraka represents hell in Buddhism and this image was a representation of Buddhist deities and the closest image I could get to images depicted in the Book of the Dead. 

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sarah harry

https://cosmofunnel.com/poems/mother-kali-155707

posted it especially for  you:) enjoy. it was interesting to learn it from another perspective 

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Fauxcroft

Thank you very much for reading and appreciating though. Faux 

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Tina

Wow this was an excellent narrative poem. I do enjoy a good story 😊

Tina x

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Fauxcroft

Thank you Tina I really appreciate your kind words. Faux 

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