As a child I was given a set of thirty six gifts,
They allowed me to walk in the dark and have sight through the mist,
These gifts have made me an indomitable force,
I've been lost and found my way on the darkest course,
These gifts made me into the poet that I am,
These gifts taught me how to be a better man,
A speaking wolf appeared saying what comes next will make me stronger for my wars
It told me demons would come after, and for years I'd mentally be behind bars,
On a warm summer night I was pinned and beaten until I saw the stars,
On my back I was given the gift of thirty six scars...
"Thirty Six Gifts"
By Mikhail Wolf