The Shards Embedded In Forgotten Wounds

from by Alcyone

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For the soul to be cleansed,
it must be free of scarring.
To remove the shards embedded,
it must give itself to the flames.

When my conscience is blurred by my rage,
my heart weakens.
The pain returns...
I can feel it again.
Lodged in my back and seared over,
yet not removed.

In a moment of weakness and doubt,
tainting karma
with the blood of my decisions,
I have blackened this part of me,
turning from light.

My incarnation lives with this debt
from the bleak past.
These wounds will not heal until I have changed
and the sickening, dormant hate
is released.

When the shaman looked into my eyes,
grasping my wrist
to restrain the malice of my intentions,
he glanced into cold vacancy
festered with wrath.

Hampuy!
Calling on the great winds now.

Into silence, I descend my mind.
Focusing on the extraction of my past;
arrows thrown to the flame.

The callosity rips from the scars.
These old marks I've forgotten and left alone
can now be sealed and cleansed.

Every night, I've relived
the attacks sworn against me,
pushed away out of my thoughts.
Acceptance had escaped me.

The longer I hold on,
suffering
from this
and my own mind,

the longer I lose faith
in this world-
letting
blindness take me.

No more controlling me.
I let go
of the
scorn latched within.

showing no empathy
for those whom
seek out
to berate me.

Calling on the great winds now.

Into silence, I descend my mind.
Focusing on the extraction of my past;
arrows thrown to the flame.

The callosity rips from the scars.
These old marks I've forgotten and left alone
can now be sealed and cleansed...

and cleansed...

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from Alcyone, released December 19, 2015

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Alcyone Providence, Rhode Island

Based in the historic rurals of Southern New England, Alcyone aspires to merge the acrobatic and intense instrumentation of technical death metal in the fashion of Anata, Martyr, and Illogicist, with the emotive cadences and poetic lyricism of atmospheric/post black metal such as Lantlos, Obsidian Tongue, and Bosse De Nage, resulting in an abysmal yet mystical sonic canvas. ... more

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