they never thought this would happen,
or that he would amount to anything.
putting them in their place,
he arose to victory.
even his own family was shocked;
repentance had e’re fore been lost on him
since the death of his first beliefs.
he now rises up and stands strong;
opressed still, but not unwilling to accept help.
pride, his family now feels,
ever more, they shall celebrate his victory.
later in life, he looked back and saw secrets hidden;
is it worth it? he wonders,
saving my life in hopes of better work,
yet at the cost of hers?
someone please say i did the right thing,
leaving her to a death that
i may now have a better life.
free my soul from this torment,
else i shall perish; and her sacrifice be in vain...