I rest frozen on my knees and my head tilted toward the sky.
My eyes slowly turning white as my old persona proceeds to wither and die.
The ghosts of my past further the process to obscure my vision.
My soul desperately struggles to escape this bodily prison.
Muscles are ceasing function and brain no longer performing synaptic feats.
I’ll just pay for the actions of my sins and accept my defeat.
But what I noticed before arriving to my final moment.
Is that my soul refused to accept any forms of judgment.
What most don’t know is that the soul continues to thrive when the mind and body can’t be operated.
And in some cases the body and mind become anew and life is reincarnated.
Before I could step towards embarking on a new expedition
My soul guided me to a grand tapestry woven of past successes and malfunctions.
It was hard watching my life standing right before my eyes.
All the scars, pain, and anguish I inflicted on others; I wish they were all lies.
Suddenly my nerves produced a spark; a sign that regeneration is taking place.
In response, opaque eyes released translucent tears that streamed down my face.
Each tear I shed relinquished a sin embedded beneath my skin.
I was beginning to forgive myself and consciousness swelled from within.
My soul soon began to grow to an uncontrollable size.
Its purpose was to entrust me with a new body as my prize.
The shell of my former self slightly grew then cracked at the pressure.
The light from my soul pierced through the cracks creating luminous fissures.
After a sequence of breaks, the light receded below.
Silence filled the air and the shell appeared to be hollow.
Suddenly the shell broke, dissolving into fine powder.
And there stood a being glowing with profound power.
Inhaling and exhaling, my lungs filled with air and feeling refreshed.
I have arisen from my ashes as a phoenix masked in human flesh.
With a new life and new purpose, it’s now time to develop a new plan.
Headed toward a brighter future; guided by events of the past. This is my journey to becoming a man.
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