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How do you tell those you love the most
That you truly want to die?
That you've lost the will the live
Lost the will to even try

I was uncertain of these thoughts at first
When they slowly began to rise
Was I merely going through elder crisis?
Were they merely wicked lies?

Or did I truly yearn for a permanent slumber?
To finally rest my ancient head
Was my desire to greet the burning dawn
Truly what I craved, for the light to be my bed?

When I think on it I have decided
All I have I care not for
Save for the safety of the one I cannot release
This lethal beauty for whom my heart is tore

Not wanting to lose my first turned child
I should have let him go so very long ago
Should have granted him the gift of freedom
But a father's pride refused to let him go

And now the love I have from him
Had nearly taken him from me
Placed in danger, not once but twice
All by my doing, too blind was I too see

Now it's all too late, I've made serious mistakes
I swore I would make amends
At this late in the day I know only one way
The way to earn both my goals, I see the perfect end

My dark beauty of a child will not understand
The final choice I make
He will try to stop me, try to save me
Even if the final step he too will take

I will not allow him to join me
Not in this final goodbye
I won't let his beauty burn away
I will send him away, leaving me alone to die

Beautiful child, dry those blood filled eyes
You're pain is choking but I ask you to be strong
Come now, embrace your father one last time
For come the next sunset I shall be gone

Two thousand years is so very long enough
So remember, child, we've had centuries of love
Centuries we've shared since the first blood stained night
And know, if I can, I'll watch over you from above

Fader
Broder
Son
A poem of Godric's thoughts before he met the sun in season 2 of True Blood.

Godric & True Blood (c) Charlaine Harris & HBO
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devil-in-the-church Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this before, but I really, really love the rewrite! XD Well done!
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LJ-Todd Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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