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And Down the Mighty Fall

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And Down the Mighty Fall

She came first, slipping past, unnoticed

Softly she whispered in his ear

Told him of all he could have

If he would just




He heeded her words, and a great empire he built

Never satisfied, always wanting

He wanted everything

Took everything

More, more

And more


Then came the next, and together with the first

Promised him power, control, strength

Trapping him in a daze

A haze of desire

Under the spell

He fell


The third held him up, tying him to his possessions

Binding him to the objects, to his work

Until he could see nothing other

Than their gilded shine

And he couldn’t bear

 To let go


His power was insurmountable, he stood at the top

As he reveled in his glory, the fourth slipped in

Whispering words of flattery and praise

Telling him he was the greatest,

The mightiest; infecting him

With her poison


But nothing lasts forever, and his position was threatened

By another, led the same way as he

In the midst of this chaos

The fifth finally came

Pushing him



The last took her places by her brothers and sisters

Taunting him into a passionate rage

Blinded, yet still trying to continue

Turning the wrong way

Each and every



The five of them surrounded him, whispering their words

Pulling and pushing, taunting and flattering

Filling his mind with everything they said

Until his great empire

Came tumbling



O Waheguru!

And so in the end

Even the mightiest fall

Guide us so we do not fall to our vices

Give us the strength to fight temptation

Guru Nanak, please lead us down the right path




Part of my Sikh Poetry Collection

sorry if the religion part bothers you

Comments (4)

Volkes_Wagon said

at 6:34 pm on Aug 2, 2012

ooh, i like this one. especially the last stanza. Are Waheguru and Guru Nanak both Sikhism stuff?

Ava Knight said

at 11:32 pm on Aug 2, 2012

Yes, they are. Waheguru is our term for God, and Guru Nanak is the first Guru of the Sikhs. He's seen as the founder of Sikhism.
Did you get that it was about the five vices?

Volkes_Wagon said

at 5:33 pm on Aug 3, 2012

ohhh. yeah, i did. is that an actual thing? "five vices?" like the "seven deadly sins" of christianity?

Ava Knight said

at 5:51 pm on Aug 3, 2012

Pretty much the same thing.

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