__marcelo (__marcelo) wrote,
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"From Below" [Apokoliptian popular prayer. PG13ish.]

Last year, while in a particularly cynical frame of mind, I asked myself: who looks after the billions who suffer in Apokolips under Darkseid's rule?

Darkseid, that's who.

Sick as it is, canon says they are grateful.

Sick as it is, canon says they pray to *him*.


From Below

From the Gods that mock us with their light
your strength protects us, Lord
And we are thankful for that.

From the stars resentful of your power
your force shields us, Lord
And we are thankful for that.

From the cold of the night and the fire of the pits
your mercy spares us, Lord
And we are thankful for that.

From hunger and age and unnamed disease
your blow delivers us, Lord
And we are thankful for that.

Yours alone our offering, Lord,
And yours alone our fear
All death, Lord, comes from you
And we are thankful for that.
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