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One jolt after another

Pain surging through every fiber

Joint and bone agonize

Hair standing on end

Muscles curl and hide

Thrashing back and forth

 The pain hits again and again

Never ceasing its onslaught

Like an earthquake that will never end

Its only job to raze my body

Shock waves pound like the raging sea

My only defense to roll with each punch

Curled like an armadillo waiting to run free

 Will this assault never end

What else can be taken from me

Life has been plundered

There is nothing left to take

I pray to be lifted up

To soar above

Flying high and free

To be made new

Protected and covered

Never to be shaken again

Let the winds come

I want to breathe!