The light ever bright burns
At the tunnel’s cessation
So with an onward plod, my feet turns
As I bask in the spectral rays of redemption.
My vow incensed up to celestials, all-seeing
Before their abode I deign my very being
Foregoing by pain my fault of feeling
Assuming the mark of the sacrosanct coterie
Atop this world; an illusion of besmirched finery.
Let the blood bespeak the path, pristine and right
As songs to starless skies
we hum at night;
Let their rhythm sculpt our feet aright
And our hearts elate by their cadence;
august and untrite.
Let the drum’s eternal boom
quell our plight
And the rattlings resonate our deeds of might
For with pride-stricken shoulders we stand upright
Together, an eternal brotherhood
Till from life’s vehicle at our destination
we would alight.